In the few times that Athena fully enjoyed of the day without disturbing, she found this star and jumped inside doing all the moves that she can remember. As always, I let all kids be free and all they want by keep a distant between me and them, then I took the shot. Here Huawei’s camera will not let you down. With right angle and right opetions I figured out that beautiful girl will come to the center, and she never let me down.
Athena my girl, if you one day grow up and see these posts, I hope you know that you are always my shining star in this dark world and time.
And I would says like Kiven Costner says in the movie Molly’s Game to his daughter:
“I’m your father
Trying to comprehend how much I love you, would be like, trying to visualize the size of the universe.”
I will always wonder, how’s my Athena will see her photos…
I believe the more technology advance we achieve, the more easier to hide our ugliness.
We were faces that we would like people to see, and take a line of events that proof our aim smoothly. While the monster inside us crouch silently to the surface. Till one day when everything will expose, we will live in denying, and the monster creep will shows our hidden face. We are creatures of habit, we fed from ugliness and hurt, ablnd our claimed beauty it just a shallow. We are hollow all the time and fed our emptiness with anything far from our reality.
We are shy to be us !
Instead technology becomes a tool, it start to possess our personality. As Nietzsche says; if you start looking to abyss, the abyss will start looking at you. Without our control we are pushed to be something we are not. like a novel, the writer sometime have no control of his own characters and drove him in a places that he don’t want.
So how’s this affecting our kids?!
In a world that push us to be something else, our failure having affect ourselves, and instead we support the individuality of one kid, we go and restrictive him to be same as others. That’s eventually, with/without our notice, will kill creativity for one kid. We creating a robot over a human!
Yes we do… Yes we sadly do !
June 25, 2017 Ash Shifa – Taif.
On a family trip to Taif. I knew the first day will be the longest day on that trip! But, memories most of the time works somehow on a way we can’t expected, I mean when I come to remember that long day, I knew for sure there were things I hate and make it longer than a regular day, I remeber only the feeling but always failed to remember the event. Only some good memories remains in mind. I imagine that everyone are same like me. Which kind great thing, although I would like to keep as well the bad one.
My sister that day called me twice to visit one area where the silence cover it. I was too busy to just listen to here. Then later, when I was fully exhausted I got care less, and not interested to do anything, so I went to see what my sister want to show me, and I was amazed. A small place, where abandoned house, some garbage, and one tree cut, broken door as well. All this human touch, abandoned for years, not stopped nature life conquer it. After my sister, wife and nephews went out and left me alone. I noticed the bees, flys, and spuders. Also suddenly bugs comes from the ground after nephews rumpus. It was a bit scary thing 😅
So, I was too tired to use my Nikon, so I usedmy mobile Huawei P9 Plus, and when I assure I took many photos from many angles, I flew away.
Nature life is amazing, but when we are ignorance about it, we end up sacred from being hurt. From this certain point, humans proof they are truly vicious and merciless.
How many life ended over these kind of ignorance?!!
Al Mukalla – Yemen, 2013
I couldn’t sleep at night, my new journey is about to end. The next day I have to leave my wife, we just married, nothing was right !
I took my gear nearly 5:00 AM, and leave the room, and go back of hotel. There’s a beautiful shore setting there, I didn’t know what I might found, so I pull all my equipments. Between many good photos I took, this one was interested me more.
In a long walkway along the shore, build I believe for fishers, I wash the crabs running front of me, too fast to catch. The I Saw the boats out for fishing, and there’s one boat above all, sailing lonely. I noticed no fishers run near to him, and I assumed it’s a place where there no fish in it at all. In somehow remind me with the story for Hemingway; Old Man And The Sea. How this fighting the power of the nature and trying to conquer it.
I hope he not end up like the story 😞
P.S to myself: you were also that day empty and lonely. You were same like this fisherman. Seeing yourself against the world !
I went many restaurants, they got really beautiful decorations, but I found whatever the one got the most beautiful decoration failed to present a decent food, however the less decoration in the restaurant the more food are good.
This one took in Makkah. I loved the photo frames, wish I could make the same in the apartment.
One of the challenges I have with Athena, is how I can motivate her to be a reader like me.
I start loving reading in very late age, as there were no family member to motivate me which she also starts late as well. I remember one time I was reading a serial science fiction stories in weekends only. It was interesting stories so I was able to finish one book daily. My father suspicious that probably having some sexuality topics among it so he took it from me and later on band it. Although he was a reader, but suspicious it’s a common act among the family, in order protecting the children from outer world. From that time till around 8 years I left reading, then I come back when my sister gave me Dostoevsky “Brothers Karamazov”. As of now I have over 1200 books among my collection.
Here Athena take one book for Joyce and set next to me and open the book and act like her father 😊❤