Sunday, 25 September 2011

Spirited away

Beauty lies in modesty
Spirited away! Saudi Arabia Vegas bows its head~ Serving the One & Only? The 'money money money' chant blares its messages and the bankrolls ring in loud and clear. A feast for eyes picking at the irrelevant bones of history.
Egypt beware. 
Rather the droning of mega-construction & gabble of hard cash, than the serene chant of a Qur~anic verse ~ microphones in place will ensure that can never happen. But are Egyptians being too indulgent in personal freedom of choice and therefore blasphemous? Followers of the so called 'Islamic World' may indeed think so: Shout or be silent. Say what we say and lay it thick or forever be mute. 
Friday prayers open arena to infiltrators of peace.

Moreover, if you are one of those serene and at one with your religion speak not lest you be mistaken for the 'holy war tribe'. Throwing out the baby with the bath water may even catch on~ or perhaps already in vogue, helplessly so.
Eye openers everywhere and yet: Much Ado About Nothing.
Remember Him

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Purely academic

        Alexandrian reflections at dusk
           Echoes of a nation adrift
A private little thought dialogue between our hopes and our fears :

Don't you love farce?

My fault I fear.
I thought that you'd want what I want.

Sorry, my dear.
But  where  are  the  clowns?
  Quick, send in the clowns...

Don't  bother, they're  here ♫ ♪

Imbued with more and more undertones the lyrics are adaptable to the feelings of so many Egyptians. With 'rope dancers' and 'hoop jumpers' leaping about everywhere the clowns are never far away.

Please take the time to read Amira Nowaira’s article on precarious university standards~ awaiting a life belt to be thrown just to remain afloat. Footing is out of reach until first steps of reform are implemented.


Saturday, 10 September 2011

Lest we forget....

 In retrospect..recent sad and unnecessary reactions in Egypt: a drop in the ocean? Ambiguity of  pun vanishes when you read on

Saddened and incensed when a blatant injustice is tolerated, we here glimpse back in time only to see the present and the future. Reform may well be far away but it will drift further and further if there is no sign of 'listening'. We can only hope. Without that all survival is severely compromised. 
We cannot even begin to find the answer to the situation in the Middle East without beginning to find the balance; a very delicate balance,  unbiased and based solely upon a regard for all human life regardless of all divisiveness.
It has been said: 'Out of inhumane conditions arise inhumane responses' With reflection based upon historic events and present injustices, backlash is palpable on so many levels. 

Addressing an outrage as witnessed by the whole world is necessary. However, more crucial is what ensues. The fire does not go out and the spark is triggered when all pleas fall on deaf ears.

Saturated in flavour, bold and forthright, here's an open letter addressing lack of boundaries and respect:
May 31, 2011