Category literature

We thought we knew everything

Time goes by and you look back at who you were back then, back in the good old days. And it was us, a group of passionate, eager and ambitious Literature students. We studied literature, and we wanted to know everything about it. We wanted to explore the world through literature. We read, analysed and […]

A blog post (somehow personal)

It’s been awhile since I last posted anything in this blog. I have been neglecting my writing, and this explains why my writing is poor. I’ve been going through a lot in the past few months that I’m contemplating whether I should share them in my blog. I haven’t been doing well when it comes […]

Poetry is life ☘

From the Dead Poets Society. Photo Collage from  wallflowerbloom (found on The FB page Book Mania)

On Love – Al Saher&Gibran

I watched it few weeks ago on TV and I’ve forgotten to share it on my blog. This is just way too beautiful. The text by the great Lebanese Poet/writer Gibran Khalil Gibran (source): When love beckons to you, follow him, Though his ways are hard and steep. And when his wings enfold you yield […]

After 80+ years – he was right

Today is Aldous Huxley’s 121 birthday, the author of the great masterpiece Brave New World. Has he lived to this day he would have seen his prediction coming to action. Huxley’s Brave New World is one of the eye-opening genius work of all times. Huxley predicted the downward world and society as it has become […]

Quote

“As it is, we are merely bolting our lives—gulping down undigested experiences as fast as we can stuff them in—because awareness of our own existence is so superficial and so narrow that nothing seems to us more boring than simple being.  If I ask you what you did, saw, heard, smelled, touched and tasted yesterday, […]

Outlander

I did not have the chance to read the book but I started watching the series “Outlander”. I personally love it and would highly recommend it to anyone who loves watching/reading stories about history/period, powerful/smart women, resistance, freedom, and time travelling. The series follows an English woman trying to escape the 1740s Scotland back to […]

To Our Countries – لبلادي

Music and prose that brought me to tears. English subtitles are included.   We sing and we speak for our countries, for our lands, for our people, dreams and love. We sing and speak for our enemies, who slaughtered us and deprived us from our dignity. And we live. With those songs and words.

Birthday cake

I just thought of sharing this photo of the cake I had 3 days before my birthday. I’m turning 25 on Monday. I still haven’t done any of the things I was supposed to do before the age of 25. It’s 25, it’s not 15, it’s not 18, hell, it’s not even 20 or 22. […]

Auden on Austen

There is one other author in my pack: For some time I debated which to write to. Which would be least likely to send my letter back? But I decided I’d give a fright to Jane Austen if I wrote when I had no right to, and share in her contempt the dreadful fates Of Crawford, […]

The Fault in Our Stars

“The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, But in ourselves, that we are underlings.”  Julius Caesar (I, ii, 140-141) I just opened my kindle to check the highlights and the notes I had for the novel The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. It turns out I read the book more than a year ago, […]

Everyone’s a looney

What I reckon: is everyone’s a loony. However normal anyone seems, deep down inside they’re actually mental, every single person in the world and the whole of your life you have to learn not to seem mental to other people, who are all mental, too. Deep down you speak this different language — you talk […]