Sunday, January 22, 2006

Attachments

A car.. old letters.. old pictures.. a bracelet.. earrings.. a mobile phone.. if, la sama7 Allah, there's a fire.. What's the one thing that you'd grab before you run out? What's the one thing you'd get upset over losing?

Over the years, we develop attachments to certain material objects and even to certain people. When we lose them, we get upset or even depressed. We can't believe that we've lost them/it. And while yes, we may never realize how truly we miss something until we lose it, why do we get so attached?

Allow me to strip away all emotions and feelings aside. Aren't we bound to lose everything at some point? Life isn't endless. Everything and everyone will eventually cease, whether we like it or not.

I guess over the years I've built up some sort of resistance or tolerance. If I lose something, then so what? Why get so bent out of shape over something materialistic? Because it has sentimental value? O ba3dain..? It's not like getting upset will change the reality of it. Besides, I've got memories to remind me of things that are precious and things that I cherish.

Friends drift away? That's part of life. People come into our life to serve a certain purpose. Sometimes they stay for a long time, sometimes only temporarily. Whatever that purpose is, just thank God that they played a role. If they disappear, then life, believe it or not, will go on.

We hold on to the past, forgetting that life is continuous. It doesn't stop, not for you and not for anyone else.

I know I sound heartless. At the end of the day, what matters is what we CAN take with us. It's not how much money we made, how big of a house we live in, how many friends we've made, nor how many possessions we have. It's how people view us and remember us, our deeds, and how we lived our life.

Friday, January 20, 2006

Saturday, January 14, 2006

The Distance

Are you laughing
While I cry?
Are you meeting people
While I say goodbye?

Is the sun shining?
Does it look like rain?
Can you feel my emptiness?
Can you sense my pain?

Are you laying in bed,
Dreaming your cares away?
While I rise to greet the sun,
And face another day?

Is the love we have,
Still in existance?
Or did we lose it all
Through the distance..?

Friday, January 13, 2006

How many...?

How many smiles have you smiled? How many tears have you cried? How many memories have you created? How many nights have you slept? How many moments have you relished? How many dreams have you made come true?

Do you measure your life by how many years since you were born, or by how many days you've actually lived?

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

يا قمر

ليش يا قمر.. فرق الزمان بيننا و سرق منا الحنان؟
ليش يا قمر.. حبيبي إبتعد و تركني في دنيا مالها أمان؟
ليش يا قمر.. أنا وحيد أيامي ما إلتمت حوالي غير الأحزان؟
ليش يا قمر.. خليتني بهالدنيا عليل و تركت دموعي تمسح من على قلبي دمي السيلان؟
حياتي.. ما صار لها معنى أنا جسد بلا روح متروك لغدر الزمان
إنكتب لي أعيش بعذاب وحيد.. محروم.. و ولهان

ليش يا قمر.. وين راح الامل وين راح و تركني حيران؟
ليش يا قمر.. قلبي إبتعد ما ترك لي غير ذكريات الزمان؟
ذكريات ما لي غيرها هي دم جسدي العطشان
بها باواصل المشوار على أمل يرجع لي الحنان
ليش يا قمر.. ما اقدر أوصل لك و ألقى عندك ألامان؟
هذا حالي و ما أرجوا منك يا قمر غير إنك تخرجني من دنيا الحرمان
من دنيا ما أقدر أعيش بها دونك.. يا بئر يروي ظمأي, أنا عطشان

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

3eedkom Embarak


While the rest of the world celebrates "3eed el 7ejaj", el 7ejaj themselves are still in Mecca finishing their rituals. Between rammy el jamarat wil 6awaf wil sa3ee, they're still a couple days away from ending their Hajj journey.

To all 7ujjaj Bait Allah: "Allah eridkom bil salameh inshAllah o yetqabal a3malkom o 6a3atkom. Ya36eekom alf se7a o 3afya.. Kil 3am winto ib5air ya asas hal eid!"

To the rest of us out there: "3eedkom embarak o ja3al Allah ayamkom sa3eeda.. yen3ad 3laikom bil 5air inshAllah.."

Saturday, January 07, 2006

The Moment

For those of you who read and/or commented on my last post, the answer is "The Moment". That one moment in time that we don't notice and don't pay enough attention to. The moment that we don't appreciate nor realize its true value.

We waste time like it's endless. We watch tv, chat online, check email, blog, nap, and the list goes on and on. When's the last time you turned off the tv, put down the newspaper, or walked away from your computer to just read some Quran or pray rak3atain for God?

How many times have you picked up the phone and talked endlessly with friends? How many times have you sat there and sms'ed back and forth? How many movies have you waited on and ran to see? How many moments did you waste instead of going to see a family member or sit and talk to/with your parents/siblings?

There are so many things we could use our time for better than what we're doing. When people tell you "Live each day as if it was your last", I tell you, "Live each moment as if it's your last.. cuz it just might be!"

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

It's Gone!

Did you feel that? It just passed right by you. You didn't notice it? That's a shame. You blinked and it went away.

Guess you weren't paying attention. No, it won't come back. You should've taken better care of it when it was here. Guess you got so used to it, you didn't even notice. You should've thought about it at the time, not after it's too late. Yes, it is too late.

Want to try again, without messing it up this time round?


(--know what i'm talking about?)