Thursday, March 03, 2005

Where is my ego when I need it?

From the poem Woman Alone, by Gloria Anzaluda:

I remain who I am, multiple and one
of the herd, yet not of it.
I walk on the ground of my own being
browned and hardened by the ages.
I am fully formed
carved by the hands of the ancients,
drenched with the stench of today's headlines.
But my own hands whittle
the final work

Mucho gracias, Sis


AyyA said...

Oh how I can relate to this one (sigh)

Shurouq said...

I envy you..
I'm only trying to relate to it

AyyA said...

It’s this time in your life shurouq when you say it’s enough, this is my life, why should others live it? And when you decide to live it, you have to sacrifice, but at the end you know at least you are true to yourself. I’m not implying rudeness here, just plain me, take it or leave it. And knowing you sweetie, I know that someday, you will be free, at least to your own standards.

Shurouq said...

I have done that.. well, to a certain extent. I am free.. relatively.

I'm just not "fully formed" yet.. neither do I like what my hands have whittled so far :)

Anonymous said...

3asa edainich ma tmis-ha elnar what ever it had whittled

Drunk'n'Gorgeous said...

Excellent post Shurouq :) It's fun to see how everyone can relate to this. Before joining blogworld I thought I was the only kuwaity chick who thought ... let's say differently (for lack of a better word). It seems I was wrong (and obviously extremely arrogant) in thinking that, but I'm glad that we are many. We just have to find each other. Whittle away :)

AyyA said...

Women and Men: Join the Day of Solidarity.
Join everyone, support women’s political rights and wear blue.

Date: Monday, march the 7th
Time: 8 AM
Location: seaside, in front of the parliament.

Spread the word and make a difference.
This is the time when you are mostly needed.
Your support is essential as an individual caring for a better Kuwait.

Shurouq said...

Anonymous, :)
That was very sweet

I still think of myself as a very typical Kuwaiti girl (who falls for very typical Kuwaiti men.. and regrets it later on lol)

And how often to you need to be pushed, girl???

Done :)
(Yeey, got your name right this time)