Fridays have a taste

Fridays have memories

Fridays have that smell of gatherings

My mother’s breakfast

Our family view around the morning table

And my grandfather’s tales

And drinking hot tea on the sunny balcony

He looks at his watch from time to time

In order not to be late for prayer,

And so that he does not miss the Friday Quran

And when we finished prayers at the mosque, he slows down on the way back home

To see as many loved ones and relatives

We greet them and chat with them

And we share laughter with them

And when we come back, mom is waiting for us

Iced lemon in summer

Or the warm winter Sahlab

With her smiles in summer and winter

Until she finishes preparing lunch

Offering with the delicious food, some warm memories.. till next week


Oh Lord, let me not be one of those who writes too much;
who spreads himself too thinly with his words,
diluting all the things he has to say,
like butter spread too thinly over toast,
or watered milk in some worn-out hotel;
but let me write the things I have to say,
and then be…


One of the things that enlightened me while watching the wonderful series “I May Destroy You”, is the concept of “self care”!

It is not meant to take care of oneself, that one eats, drinks and sleeps only, but also taking care of physiological and mental health as well. Every…


The man who preferred to fall from the World Trade Tower

After witnessing the plane crash

After seeing Hell

After volcanoes of crazy flames rose from the burning fuel

The man who preferred to fall

From that looming tower

Down from hundreds of floors

What was he thinking during his…


After so many years

I got much older

Much wiser

Things have become

Much Clearer

Much simpler

Then I learned

I never wanted anything

But you

*

I got much thin

Much transparent

I burnt like embers

Dropped

like a leaf

Carried down by the winds of years

And I…


Martial-arts master Shang-Chi confronts the past he thought he left behind when he’s drawn into the web of the mysterious Ten Rings organization.

Chinese cinema has become an undisputed power, and its huge investments in American cinema are soaring (it invested $1.1 billion in 2015 and the number tripled to reach $4.7 …


The Other Day, I Killed A Cat!

I kissed my mother’s forehead

I got in my car

I started the engine

While my mother — God gave her health — in the garden opening the house gate for me

I got in the car and in the rearview mirror…


Four thousand

Six hundred

and Forty Four Kilometers

This is the distance between Cairo..

and “Kabul”

That great distance

Is breaking my heart

From that distance

Coming pictures

Coming pain

in the speed of light

I watch the images pouring down on us from Afghanistan, on my phone

The images…


I think we’re underestimating Glass!

We don’t often pay much attention to it

We take it for granted

Although most of the glass is:

Transparent

Sincere

Delightful

Strong — despite its fragility

Durable — despite being formed of sand grains

Although it:

Contains our things

Gives it shape

Gives it…


Free Guy, Movie Poster (2021)

The person who lives a great lie, everyone around him knows the truth, except him, they all share the lie, while he believes that the life he lives is completely “real” and “authentic”, and the goal of the lie in the end is to achieve a commercial and capitalistic goal…

Mohammad Gamal

Author and Entrepreneur, Winner of MIT Pan Arab Award 2015, Founder & Co-CEO of Kotobna.

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