Yesterday I went to Ahdaf Soueif’s signing session in Diwan, I read for her “The Map of Love” when I was 18 years old, and I loved it, it really have left something in my sub-consciousness somehow. Ahdaf seems to be a very sweet person. I loved her khol 🙂 .
(Sorry for the bad quality of the photos, I didn’t have my camera with me, so I used my mobile’s)
She was talking about the time when she wrote “the Map of Love”, she had a day job, she’d wake up at 7 am, after work she’d pick up her kids, prepare lunch, do her chores, and then she’d sit by 9 pm, feeling very tired but willing to write till 3 am !! WOW !! I can never imagine myself doing something even close to this! But this shows how dedicated she was to her book…
A funny thing in her signature, she write Ahdaf in Arabic and Soueif in English !
It has been a long time since I last talked about my life, so here are some glimpses:
Few days ago I was walking in the streets, it was about 6 pm or something, I saw 2 things, one of them really shocked me, the other made me smile. What shocked me was seeing a woman breast-feeding her child shamelessly in the middle of the sidewalk !! I was speechless !!! What made me smile ba`a was seeing a small group of kids playing -also on the sidewalk- with a load of shredded paper, they were having lots of fun using a very simple game. Fe3lan, having fun can be very simple…
Few days ago, a girl from OTV asked me if she can ask me few questions, it felt so childish but I said Ok, I can do that…… I totally regretted it 🙂 The question were kinda stupid, and my answers were even more stupid,,, (Note to self: control this impulsiveness) 🙂
Lately I got to hear about 2 nice real love stories (close to fairy tales), and it has been a long time since I last beleived in their existence. Even though I don’t know if they will end in a “happy ever after”, but it’s nice to know that there is still pure beauty in this world.
Have a great weekend,