30.12.11

2011


A glass of wine – check – a menthol Dunhill – check – a lighter – check – the staircase – check. 

She still couldn’t figure out why she agreed to come to this end of year party. She always hated hanging out with people she barely knew. She finally found a way out of this overcrowded living room. Once on the terrace, her lungs were filled with clean air. Before she lit up a cigarette and replaced the clean air with smoke.

29.9.11

Bruised


What does not kill you makes you stronger…

She was the clean-hearted, ready-to-help, courageous one. Or so she thought. The thing she didn’t know was that: In a world where beasts are becoming the fastest growing specie, clean-heartedness is equivalent to naivety. 

7.9.11

Me, Myself & I


I have been thinking: why do men get intimidated so fast by assertive women?
I mean, why can’t they just accept it and live with it?
The moment a woman asserts herself, and get out of the ‘yes dear, you are right’ mode, she deviates…
Deviate from what?? Your stupid male-dominated society where all I have to do is lie down and please you?
 
I will say it out loud and I want you to get this clear: 
 

3.5.11

The Osama/Obama Tragedy

Many Muslims celebrated when Osama attacked the Pentagon.

That was wrong.

Many more did not though.

Today it is payback time: “Justice has been done” said Obama.

Americans celebrated when the news was made public.

I believe the death of Bin Laden was to be expected, but here is my message to the wise:

Book Review: A Thousand Splendid Suns

Again, a heartbreaking masterpiece by Khaled Hosseini has topped the New York Times Bestseller. And for the second time, Hosseini epitomized the professional and talented novelist. In A Thousand Splendid Suns, an impressive image of the cultural and political history of the oppressed nation of Afghanistan was incredibly transformed into a piece of art.
At one of the oldest coffee shops in old Damascus, I started reading the novel. An old British tourist glimpsed the book in my hand, a big smile printed on his face and “Excellent Novel” was uttered from his lips. Later, the novel captured my attention in a way I did not feel that three hours have already passed without noticing the surroundings.