Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Words to Live by

A wise wise young woman spontaneously told me this today, trying to cheer me up:

"ma te7mol saleebak bil 3ared"

which translates to

"Don't carry your cross sideways"

Ma te7mol saleebak bil 3ared... All of life in five words and a nutshell.

The truest, simplest kind of philosophy. Words to live by indeed.


Blogger hashem said... I know what has been my problem...!

12:08 AM  
Anonymous mc said...

wise indeed.

1:00 AM  
Blogger laila said...

i'll try

ya alla i hate this word verification thing

2:46 AM  
Blogger Roba said...

Not sure I got it in the sense that she meant it, but my God, if all religions were practiced without screwing around with their core then the world would be so much better off. No religion at all is so much better that what we're dealing with these days.

6:43 AM  
Blogger The Eyewitness said...

Really inspiring word.

8:39 AM  
Blogger Ghassan said...

I thought the lebanese saying is about a ladder, not a cross.

8:46 AM  
Blogger Delirious said...

Eltelli mish catharsis? ;)

11:11 AM  
Blogger Fouad said...

you thought right, gus. And that's the whole point. A cross is much better than a lasser because we have a cross to carry anyway, so why on earth carry it sideways and add insult to injury.

9:45 PM  
Blogger Shaykhspeara Sha'ira said...

A very thought provoking saying indeed. Wise woman.

12:03 PM  

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