Friday, October 16, 2009

My grandfather's brother (rest both their souls), was a Minister of Culture for Syria, a long long time ago. He was a remarkably sensitive, cultured and very well educated man. He was thrown into a cell in one of Syria's many coups and upon his release spent the rest of his life in Saudi Arabia. During my visit to Turkey I found one of his poetry books that had been published. In one of his books was a library form with his signature dated 1942 for some book on economics he needed for his research I think. He had a line at the end of his introduction, "To whom am I writing?! I dedicate this book to...?!"

I ask myself this question today...

4 comments:

poshlemon said...

Although I don't find myself agreeing with your thinking (it has most of the times been like this actually lol), I still immensely enjoy what you write. Even more now and even if I don't leave any comments. There is a very intriguing sense of spirituality, which translates through your words...

Just wanted to let you know :)

Maysaloon said...

Many people don't. In one sense, my views on politics tend to be very pessimistic. But in other cases, what I'm writing isn't usually because I'm a hardline person, but something would have happened to remind me during the day, or I remember something painful, and I express it as part of my internal dialogue with somebody who needs to hear what I say. But I'm happy that you enjoy reading what I have to say, it's always a nice novelty for me when people leave me nice comments!

Disordinedeimedici said...

hi from italy

Disordinedeimedici said...

hi from italy