an hour-glass on the run

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Hello there *waves* I'm Aran. I mostly ramble. I can be slightly idiotic at times. I'm trying to teach myself Spanish these days(and failing miserably at it.) I love reading, animals, sports, music, movies, art... And I don't really like bios.

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I came not knowing from where, but I came.
And I saw a pathway in front of me, so I walked.
And I will remain walking, whether I want this or not.
How did I come? How did I see my pathway?
I do not know!

Am I new or am I old in this existence?
Am I free and unrestrained, or do I walk in chains?
Do I lead myself in my life, or am I being led?
I wish I know, but…
I do not know!

And my path, oh what is my path? Is it long or is it short?
Am I ascending in it, or am I going down and sinking?
Am I the one who is walking on the road,
or is it the road that is moving?
Or are we both standing, but it is the time that is running?
I do not know!

Before I became a full human, do you see
if I were nothing, impossible? Or do you see that I was something?
Is there an answer to this puzzle, or will it remain eternal?
I do not know ... and why do I not know??
I do not know!

- Attalasim by Ilya Abu-Madi
Translated by Mostafa Malaekah

BOOKS: The Adrian Mole Diaries, Anna Karenina, Bel Canto, Black Beauty, The Count of Monte Cristo, Doctor Zhivago, Far From the Madding Crowd, The Fountainhead, Jonathan Livingston Seagull, The Kite Runner, The Line of Beauty, The Picture of Dorian Gray, To The Wedding, Wuthering Heights

TV [current]: Castle, Criminal Minds, The Good Wife, Leverage, Merlin, Psych, White Collar

MUSIC: ABBA, Asha Bhosle, Bananarama, The Beatles, The Beautiful South, Beth Orton, Bryan Adams, Camera Obscura, The Carpenters, Clannad, The Corrs, Dalida, Donna Summer, The Doors, Duffy, Duran Duran, Edith Piaf, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Fairuz, Faudel, George Michael, Giorgia, Gipsy Kings, Gloria Estefan, Hilary Hahn, Janine Jansen, Khaled, Lila Downs, Michael Learns To Rock, Miles Davis, Natalie Merchant, Norah Jones, Patti LaBelle, Pink Floyd, Queen, Sarah Slean, Shania Twain, Texas, Tori Amos, U2, Westlife, ...

MOVIES: All About Eve, Bella Martha, Casablanca, Charade, Chocolat, Come September, Dil Se, Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge, The English Patient, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Godfather, Il Postino, Jab We Met, The Jungle Book, Kontroll, Mujeres al Borde de un Ataque de Nervios, Nikita, Once, Persepolis, Persona, Philadelphia, Plata Quemada, Roman Holiday, Stand By Me, This Is Spinal Tap, Three Colours Trilogy, Yeopgijeogin Geunyeo, You’ve Got Mail, ...

Man, I hate narrowing it down. Don't you? ;)

01.Not a shred of evidence exists in favour of the idea that life is serious.
-Brendan Gill

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