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Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Ohhhh my Gooooddd!! I still have a blog! this wasn't just a weird dream I once had!
Yessss I am ready to get back.. definitely.. probably :/

So, what makes me wanna blog now? well, it's Harry Potter..
It's just that I've been thinking a lot about my childhood lately, and it makes me really sad, I know I was so much luckier than millions of children in the world who had no home or food, but it does bother me sometimes.. you know, Arab kids, most of them I mean, are different from other kids, particularly kids of the first world, you see, our talents aren't a big deal, our interests are trivial things in life, and our wishes cannot go beyond getting good grades and getting married. One summer when I was seven I found a couple of mystery books at our house and I read them, and at that moment something miraculous happened to me.. a light had shined in my heart and mind.. the discovery of reading was my salvation and I loved it.. obsessed about it really, but I wasn't allowed to buy new books because my parents couldn't afford it, so I spent school days devouring the pathetically poor school library, and summer vacation re-reading the few books I had at home, I remember reading one 7 times.
I just feel like I missed on so much.. so many books I could have read, so many worlds I could have discovered, and there is still a hole in my heart that I can only fill with books that I longed to read as a kid, and this is why I am now reading the Harry Potter series with great determination, enthusiasm, and pleasure. I feel like I am the same child who gazed at books being sold on the sidewalk in Wast al-Balad so many years ago, and now I got the treasure I have always longed for: 7 books of fantasy and adventure! happiness itself ladies and gentlemen!
You know, this is one of the things that terrify me about having a child one day, what if I can't give them everything they want? what if they grow up feeling like they have missed on something huge like I did? I don't think I could live with myself if they do.

Off to continue reading, and by the way once I'm finished I am gonna read LOTR and Hunger Games :)

Good night ;)


Charmed said...

Enjoy the Harry Potter series now and you will also fall in love with the Hunger Games :)

Haitham Jafar said...

I have not been under the spell of Ms Rowling :); I never read beyond 20 pages of the first Poterian series.

A couple of weeks ago, I -under continuous nagging from a lot of people- went and looked for the series so our daughter, now 8, can ENJOY THE GREATEST BOOKS ever. I was surprised to learn that at the university's library (glasgow) all the copies of HP & the Philosopher's Stone are out! I was really surprised (there r about 18 copies, even the DVDs are all rented)

I have not decided to start reading any of them to be honest, I guess I am too old to enjoy them but who knows. If Hiyam likes them to the extent that everyone is assuring me I might read along! I don't want to see the movie (not sure if there is more than one)

I have not read the LOTR, watched the movie only, p.1 did not get immersed in it.

Enjoy yr reading rain.

Rain said...

Haitham afandi ^_^ I totally understand that some people are just not into this kind of books, but it is worth a try to let Heyam read them, I think they'd have a great effect on any child, especially an extremely bright one like yours. Don't watch the movies, I made the mistake of watching them before I read the books, and couldn't replace their visualization with my own :( they are not bad though, but they overlook some of the most important parts in the books in my humble opinion. Tell me if you do end up reading them :) and good to see you here again!

Haitham Jafar said...

So there are movieS not just one?

I think I will read along bkz she will "quiz" me about the content and if I am paying attention to her remarks! lol u know kids, if they r captured with something they will immerse u in it whether u like it or not
one of University of Glasgow's halls is a location for a HP movie! It is such a wonderful hall indeed

Glad to see u r breathing life into blogger's world still :)