The Bank of a Far Away Stream

Artwork by Skulz

Well, it’s the first day of the Eid al-Adha. Sort or a combination of Easter and Christmas for Muslims. Artificial smiles are on everyone’s lips as God mercifully uses them to hide what we really feel.  I am all alone fighting my own devils. I flee from the battlefield by sleeping as much as I can. Finally it is night time. My room, my candle. Like a woman possessed I put on my purple earrings hoping they will help bring back pleasant memories from a chilly country I once loved so much.  All I want to do now is to collapse and put my face into the snow. Or even better, to run till I am out of breath and then throw myself down onto the bank of a far  away stream.

Even now people are still exchanging holiday greetings in hushed tones – almost like a lullaby – and I calm down a bit. I quietly curl up on my sofa while the question in the story I’ve just finished reading keeps ringing in my years. The heroine’s answer is my answer too.


Mayada al-Shareef

Mermaid’s Sea

5 responses to “The Bank of a Far Away Stream

  1. Pingback: Allah Karim « Mermaid's Sea

  2. Mabrouk for the new layout 🙂

    How can I thank you? I still believe that نِفسك حلوة 🙂

  3. @Mermaid,

    It was my pleasure. You write some very nice things. BTW, if you decide to do a post about what’s happening in Egypt let me know and I’ll mirror it here.
    Oh, one other thing, please if you do just happen to bump into Tawfiq Ukhasha, please tell him I love his stuff. 🙂 I bet he and Glenn Beck would be good buddies. I’m thinking of doing a satirical posting on Tawfiq.

  4. Hahaha, God… Ukasha ya Tayyur? 😀 Well, the guy is funny, I have to admit… but most of the times, I cannot stand him!

    Is Glenn Beck your American Ukasha? 🙂

    Will let you know if I decide to write about what’s happening in Egypt now 🙂

  5. bin dead awhile

    salaams Mt, Been away for a while, Do like the new Layout. Make maaf for the belated eid wishes. Hope you had a good one.

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