Words and Tears

Words and Tears


* * “Words are tears  that have been sculpted with sorrows; and tears are words that need to be shed. We need both tears and words, because without them happiness loses its brilliance and grief is endless.” -Subhan Zein

Like This

Like This


 * * * If anyone asks you how the perfect satisfaction of all our sexual wanting will look, lift your face and say, Like this. * When someone mentions the gracefulness of the night sky, climb up on the roof and dance and say, Like this. * If anyone wants to know what ‘spirit’ is, … Continue reading

Kopiko

Kopiko


* * * Sentot welcomed the students who had just entered the room with a smile. He then held a Kopiko package and offered them the candies. “Thank you,” said Namh Vuong who took two Kopikos from the package. “No worries”, Sentot replied while offering Kopiko to the student sitting next to Namh, Abdullah. “Thanks, … Continue reading

Submit and Decide, then…

Submit and Decide, then…


  * * Muhammad said, “Submit” Jesus said, “Decide” * Let us not get confused. Nothing is contradictory in what they were saying, for the statements complement each other. * Submit ourselves in humility only to the Almighty, then we will become the wind that blows to any direction She wishes. * Decide that we … Continue reading

New Page: Great Fellow Bloggers

New Page: Great Fellow Bloggers


Hello my friends, * *    * * You know that one of the great things about blogging  is the wonderful support that we receive along the  journey. I feel blessed that there are so many people out there who care about what I do, and by the same token I want to do the … Continue reading

14 Great Authors and Poets

14 Great Authors and Poets


Hello my friends, There are 14 authors and poets whose brilliant works I enjoy immensely. Their works have become a vessel that carries inside it a dream world I have always wished to keep forever, alive and ready.  More often than not, their strings of words have emerged to become a loyal companion that helps … Continue reading

God’s Secret

God’s Secret


 * * * Another self-translated excerpt from my novel, Malula: * * “We may be able to achieve many things in our life, but we will not get everything we want. God’s secret works when we cannot get everything we want or accomplish everything we plan. When things don’t work out, we must be patient. God … Continue reading

Critics

Critics


Khalil Gibran * * * One nightfall a man travelling on horseback toward the sea reached an inn by the roadside. He dismounted, and confident in man and night like all riders toward the sea, he tied his horse to a tree beside the door and entered into the inn. At midnight, when all were … Continue reading