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Some people …sink !

 

When I saw her for the first time, I was not sure if I liked her or not. Of course, I was fascinated by the way; she talked and handled conversations, as if she used to do it many times before. She was not afraid to talk to boys or ask where they are from. She had a noticeable power over her listeners.

We were all sitting around the pair of giant palm trees. I was observing the way she talked vividly of the things she knew; of the way, she described herself, and the way she laughed. She did not take a long time to notice my quietness. I was not ready to chat with her, though; I knew she would ask me something finally.

I did not want to be asked, instead, I wanted to keep watching.

I read in a book that “sometimes we tend to like the qualities that we do not have”. Her mesmerizing charisma had enchanted me. I knew what I wanted, I wanted to be friends with her, I wanted to win her, and she was the perfect combination of self-confident young woman and a compelling orator.

To me she was that right model that we have inside our minds, that we never speak or describe to anyone . Watching her was like observing a shining rainbow after a light rain, colors so faint and delicate, the more you gaze into the more you wonder where they come from and where they go.

As she stood to change her place and sat just right next to me, I noticed that she was taller than I was, with a long black curling hair,  dark eyebrows, round face, and sweet honey eyes. Her skin was like a faint brownie wheat that smelled fresh and  refreshing.

I didn’t here what she said when she sat, that  instant of time was a moment of transcendence …  when I woke the school bell was ringing , my friends were laughing at my foolishness

And She  already left…

 

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Imagination

“Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not, and a sense of humor was provided to console him for what he is.”

 Oscar Wilde, an Irish writer and poet. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880’s, he became one of London’s most popular playwrights in the early 1890’s.

International Travel

Tunnel Vision

You’ve been given the ability to build a magical tunnel that will quickly and secretly connect your home with the location of your choice — anywhere on Earth. Where’s the other end of your tunnel?

Back there in history people used to move from one place to another easily, no passport or visa, no boarders or limitations. All you have to do is to take on the waves and sail with the blowing wind, no passport, no visa, no boarders or limitations. Traders and merchants were among the privileged to travel the world and live the adventure.

Today as we grow more civilized and more well-mannered  we have to put more regulations, restrictions, and procedures. To ensure more control over the boarders, over the people, over trades, and over what ever or who ever travel in or out of a country.  As there are poor people, There are also poor countries. As there are rich people, there are rich countries. Developed and developing countries, there is green passports that can take you anywhere and everywhere and there is red passports that have to follow the procedures. There is wealthy countries, which citizens are privileged to travel where they want. And poor countries which citizens are predestined to travel only to some places or not to travel at all.

Honestly, I am in no position to talk rightly about international travel. However, I am in position to talk about some of the people who dare to jeopardize their lives to travel secretly and illegally. I am sure that such a matter does have many facets. Some are political and others are social or economic. To put in brief, Social and economic aspects are always attached to the poor countries, or more obviously the developing countries. I mean have you ever seen people who are travelling illegally from Europe to Africa, for example, by the Mediterranean sea ? Political aspects are meant to be what the developed countries do best. I mean does poor little countries have a big say in its own politics or the international scene ? When your are poor you have either to work hard or you live on charity. Sometimes the man in the suit will give you a charity and other times he won’t, because, it is a charity!

Back to what is worth, the freedom of speech, the freedom of press, and the freedom to move and travel are all freedoms that we tend to enjoy with no tyranny or constraints. And, as there is poor and rich or maybe because we are more civilized and well-mannered we tend to compose and weave those freedoms as we see may fit, or maybe as the man in the suit may see fit. In this regard, the freedom of speech turns to be fake and fictionalization of the truth, the freedom of press turns to praise the crown and the state, and the freedom to move and travel turns to be a magical tunnel  that secretly and  quickly connect me to a location of my choice. Imagination is something really cool, however, actual experience is also something cooler, don’t you think ?