Friday, November 11, 2005

My Teta and a Prayer


With the ill wind of suffering and death falling upon too many innocent lives, I don't know that I could have posted anything else tonight.

Pauline I call her. My teta. You see it in her eyes. Weak. Yet hopeful. Old and happy to be alive.

Through those eyes of my teta I try to see the world. But tonight I can't.

Tonight, and for all those who've earned it, I just pray that there be a ruthless god, hell, and a long, long judgement day.


Blogger Firas said...

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2:03 AM  
Blogger Delirious said...

She looks so much like my teta...
Allah ykhallilak yeha w tib2a deyman fo2 rassak.

2:32 AM  
Blogger JoseyWales said...

I just pray that there be a ruthless god, hell, and a long, long judgement day.

It'll be there.

God bless all tetas everywhere.

7:06 AM  
Blogger Ramzi said...

My condolences Fouad... :(

11:07 AM  
Blogger Fouad said...

Ramzi and all, teta is 90 and still in good health, thank God. I was only alluding to the new tragic deaths in Jordan and Iraq. This picture of pauline is one that gives me hope. I apologize if my post was confusing.

5:48 PM  
Blogger Kathleen Callon said...

Teta looks like she has seen and known more in her lifetime than a good person should... yet, if she is still hopeful, I guess we all should be.

I, too, hope there is god, hell, and judgement days, due to the fact that if there isn't, life truly is not fair. Peace.


12:30 AM  
Blogger Abu Takla said...

Fouad, don't say that man, don't let them get to you.
Things will work out in the end, I'm sure the punishment will come long before judgement day...
May all the victims rest in peace.
W ykhallilak your and our tetas.

12:30 AM  
Blogger Fouad said...

You're right Kat. Life would be unbearably unfair.

I hope it will, AT. Amen to your words.

10:27 PM  
Blogger MalikElBatata said...

why is everyone's granny so cute, and mins is so bitchy?

7:53 AM  
Blogger Rampurple said...

this picture really got to me! i have this special respect for the elders, for those who have seen so much and yet still have so much hope... well said fouad

12:50 PM  
Blogger Fouad said...

Thanks rampurple.

10:41 PM  
Anonymous Maya said...

Beautiful post...

10:15 PM  

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