الأحد، فبراير 27، 2005

When You read to Me


The book of love is long and boring
No one can lift the damn thing
It's full of charts and facts and figures
And instructions for dancing


But I …
I love it when you read to me
And you …
You can read me anything :)


"The Book of Love" by Peter Gabriel (from the soundtrack of "Shall We Dance")

الجمعة، فبراير 25، 2005

Time



Being with you and not being with you is the only way I have to measure time.


~Jorge Luis Borges

الخميس، فبراير 24، 2005

Je pense à toi


لما باصحى من النوم...بأفكر فيك
لما الشمس بتنور...بأفكر فيك
في التليفون، وأنا بأتكلم...بأفكر فيك
وأنا معاهم...بأفكر فيك
في أي وقت بالليل...بأفكر فيك
لما بيسألوني هنروح فين النهارده...بأفكر فيك

مش عارفه أنت فين دلوقتي
ولا عارفه هتعمل إيه
لكن كل ده مش مهم أوي
خطوتنا بتتوه في كل شوارع المدينة
وإحنا بنلف حوالين سكك جديدة
سكك بنلاقي نفسنا فيها بالصدفة...بالصدفة البحتة

لما الوقت بيتأخر...بأفكر فيك
لما بأروّح...بأفكر فيك
لما بيبقى دمي تقيل وماليش نفس اعمل حاجة...بأفكر فيك
بحب...وبأفكر فيك
الصبح بدري...بأفكر فيك
لما مايجينيش نوم...بأفكر فيك

الليل بيعدي...وأنا بأفكر فيك
بأفضل سهرانة...وأنا بأفكر فيك
اشرب سيجارة تانية...وأفكر فيك
الصبح بيطلع...وأنا بأفكر فيك
عينيا يا دوبك بتقفل...ولسه بأفكر فيك
مش بعرف أنام كتير...وبأفكر فيك



ترجمة بتصرف لأغنية بأفكر فيك لجان فرانسوا ميشيل. موجودة هنا

الثلاثاء، فبراير 22، 2005

بعت لـك


بَعَت لك يا حبيب الروح...بَعَت لك روحي

و قلت لك مادام حتروح خد معاك روحي

أنا خايفه وديلك قلبي وتكون ناسيني وناسي حبي

أنا عاشقة دايمن يا حبيبي...روحي فإيدك يا حبيبي

فيروز و زياد الرحباني من ألبوم وحدن

الجمعة، فبراير 18، 2005

The Bridge Across Forever

These are selected quotes from "The Bridge Across Forever" by Richard Bach. This book is one of my all-time favorites and I believe it had a great impact on me back then when I read it in 1995 and this impact is still resounding until today :)

Enjoy!

- You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true.

- Whatever enchants also guides and protects. Passionately obsessed by anything we love...an avalanche of magic flattens the way ahead, levels rules, reasons, dissents, bears us with it over chasms, fears, doubts. Without the power of that love, we're boats becalmed on seas of boredom, and those are deadly.

- The more enlightened we become, the more we can't be lived up to by anybody anywhere. The more we learn, the more we'd better expect to live by ourselves.

- Home is whatever we know and love. Home is with us wherever we choose to be.

- Part of us is always the observer, and no matter what, it observes. It watches us. It does not care if we are happy or unhappy, if we are sick or well, if we live or die. Its only job is to sit there on our shoulder and pass judgment on whether we are worthwhile human beings.

- There are no mistakes. The events we bring upon ourselves, no matter how unpleasant, are necessary in order to learn what we need to learn; whatever steps we take, they're necessary to reach the places we've chosen to go.

- Everyone has plates of iron and rows of spikes somewhere inside that say, "this is as far as you go with me."

- We have to deal in a currency that's meaningful to us or all the success in the world won't feel good, it won't bring happiness.

- There's no sensitive way to deal with insensitive people!

- Suppose they gave a war and nobody came?!

- Look in the mirror, and one thing is sure: what we see is not who we are.

- The best way to pay for a lovely moment is to enjoy it.

- Learning is...not whether we lose the game, but how we lose and how we've changed because of it and what we take away from it that we never had before, to apply to other games. Losing, in a curious way, is winning.

الجمعة، فبراير 11، 2005

Farewell to Arthur Miller


Arthur Miller, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright whose most famous fictional creation, Willy Loman in "Death of a Salesman," came to symbolize the American Dream gone awry, has died. He was 89.

His plays, with their strong emphasis on family, morality and personal responsibility, spoke to the growing fragmentation of American society.

"A lot of my work goes to the center of where we belong — if there is any root to life — because nowadays the family is broken up, and people don't live in the same place for very long," Miller said in a 1988 interview.

"Dislocation, maybe, is part of our uneasiness. It implants the feeling that nothing is really permanent."

Miller's career was marked by early success. He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for "Death of a Salesman" in 1949, when he was just 33 years old.

Miller won the New York Drama Critics' Circle's best play award twice in the 1940s, for "All My Sons" in 1947 and for "Death of a Salesman." In 1953, he received a Tony Award for "The Crucible," a play about mass hysteria during the Salem witch trials that was inspired by the repressive political environment of McCarthyism.

You can read more about him here.

Selections of his Quotes:

- The theater is so endlessly fascinating because it's so accidental. It's so much like life.

- Well, all the plays that I was trying to write were plays that would grab an audience by the throat and not release them, rather than presenting an emotion which you could observe and walk away from.

- A playwright lives in an occupied country. And if you can't live that way you don't stay.

- I think now that the great thing is not so much the formulation of an answer for myself, for the theater, or the play-but rather the most accurate possible statement of the problem.

- If I see an ending, I can work backward.



أنا عصفورة الساحات


ليالي الشمال الحزيني ضللي اذكريني اذكريني
ويسأل عليي حبيبي ليالي الشمال الحزيني

يا حبيبي أنا عصفورة الساحات
أهلي ندروني للشمس وللطرقات
لسفر الطرقات...لصوتك يندهني مع المسافات
ويطل يحاكيني من الريح الحزيني

يا حبيبي وبحبك عا طريق غياب
بمدى لا بيت يخبينا ولا باب
خوفي للباب يتسكر شي مرة بين الأحباب
وتطل تبكيني ليالي الحزيني

فيروز - ليالي الشمال الحزينة - من مسرحية المحطة

الخميس، فبراير 10، 2005

A Healthy Person


Kate: A healthy person is someone who expresses what they feel - express, not repress.

Luc: In that case, you must be one of the healthiest people alive.

- Meg Ryan (Kate) & Kevin Kline (Luc) in "French Kiss"

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0113117/quotes

الثلاثاء، فبراير 08، 2005

تميم في الساقية


ندعوكم لأمسية شعرية للشاعر تميم البرغوثي بعنوان "قالوا لي بتحب مصر...قلت مش عارف". يقدم تميم في الأمسية أشعار ومواويل بالفصحى والعامية

المكان: ساقية عبد المنعم الصاوي بالزمالك
التاريخ: الخميس 10 فبراير 2005
الوقت: 8 مساءً
سعر التذكرة: 5 جنيهات

:مختارات من أشعار تميم

http://hawadeetarabic.blogspot.com/2005/01/blog-post_110755537546150551.html

http://hawadeetarabic.blogspot.com/2004/12/blog-post_110322686937975250.html

:المزيد عن تميم

http://www.poetryinternational.org/cwolk/view/16025

:مقالات بقلم تميم في الدايلي ستار اللبنانية

http://www.dailystar.com.lb/results2.asp?criteria=author&simplequery=tamim

الأربعاء، فبراير 02، 2005

وإذا لم يكن هناك أنت؟

يقول "جو داسان" في واحدة من أغانيّ الفرنسية المفضلة
Et si tu n'existais pas


"وإذا لم يكن هناك "أنت
قل لي: كيف سيكون هناك "أنا"؟
استطيع أن اتظاهر إنني أنا
ولكن ذلك لن يكون حقيقي

"وإذا لم يكن هناك "أنت
أعتقد إنني كنت سأجد
سر الحياة وسبب الوجود
فقط لأستطيع أن أصنعك
وأنظر إليك

A Dream Deferred

by Langston Hughes


What happens to a dream deferred?

Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun?
Or fester like a sore--
And then run?
Does it stink like rotten meat?
Or crust and sugar over--
like a syrupy sweet?

Maybe it just sags
like a heavy load.

Or does it explode?

الثلاثاء، فبراير 01، 2005

The Day Before You Came


And turning out the light
I must have yawned and cuddled up for yet another night
And rattling on the roof I must have heard the sound of rain
The day before you came

It's funny, but I had no sense of living without aim
The day before you came...


(from "The Day Before You Came" by the Abba)

Dead Poets' Society



We don't read and write poetry because it's cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for.

~ Professor Keating (Robin Williams) in the movie "Dead Poets' Society"