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reorientmag:

Rania Stephan’s The Three Disappearancs of Soad Hosni, similarly presented a montage of scenes featuring the Egyptian starlet, who was considered the ‘golden girl’ of the Egyptian film industry during its heyday – of course, until her fame declined, and she was found dead in her apartment on London’s Edgware Road in 2001. There is still a cloud of mystery surrounding her death – it was officially deemed a suicide case, although some claim that the Egyptian secret service was responsible; and although Stephan does not directly deal with the matter, Hosni’s death looms over the film in a way that is truly haunting.
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reorientmag:

Rania Stephan’s The Three Disappearancs of Soad Hosni, similarly presented a montage of scenes featuring the Egyptian starlet, who was considered the ‘golden girl’ of the Egyptian film industry during its heyday – of course, until her fame declined, and she was found dead in her apartment on London’s Edgware Road in 2001. There is still a cloud of mystery surrounding her death – it was officially deemed a suicide case, although some claim that the Egyptian secret service was responsible; and although Stephan does not directly deal with the matter, Hosni’s death looms over the film in a way that is truly haunting.

Read the full article here

— 10 months ago with 11 notes
reorientmag:

Persian camouflage (Googoosh, 1970s)

reorientmag:

Persian camouflage (Googoosh, 1970s)

— 12 months ago with 1258 notes

beats of the soul

— 1 year ago with 1 note

من نكَويم كي مراه از قفز اذان بكن
قفزم برده بر باغ دلم شاد بكن
ياد از ان موغ كرفتار كوني
اكَر ني
بينشيند به باغ و مراه ياد بكن
اكَر ياد تو نميليد، ياد مت ميايد

I will not tell you too free me,
But take my cage to the garden so I may feel lighthearted,
Remember the day you caged this bird?
If not,
Then Sit in the garden and mention me,
For you may not remember, but I will.
- ahmad zahir

— 1 year ago
“Make a radical change in your lifestyle and begin to boldly do things which you may previously never have thought of doing, or been too hesitant to attempt. So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservation, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun. If you want to get more out of life, you must lose your inclination for monotonous security and adopt a helter-skelter style of life that will at first appear to you to be crazy. But once you become accustomed to such a life you will see its full meaning and its incredible beauty.”

“Make a radical change in your lifestyle and begin to boldly do things which you may previously never have thought of doing, or been too hesitant to attempt. So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservation, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun. If you want to get more out of life, you must lose your inclination for monotonous security and adopt a helter-skelter style of life that will at first appear to you to be crazy. But once you become accustomed to such a life you will see its full meaning and its incredible beauty.”

— 1 year ago with 5 notes
"With my right foot first
I stepped into the holy mosque
Upon the cold white marble
Where day and night people sat worshippin’, praying
Right and left the mosque being cleaned
Shinin’ not a particle of dust
The carvings of marble, the plates of gold
The symmetry of the whole mosque
Yeah the largest of it all
The came the grandest of the whole
The big beautiful house of Allah
Covered with black cloth and gold leaf writin’
My life flashed passed me, the good and the bad
Such a feeling my brother, never ever felt I had
A special bondage to the almighty
A sudden chill in me
Lookin’ around the large floor was filled with unity
Circling the beautiful house
Chanting, people sitting, prayin’ for forgiveness
Prayin’ to do better I witnessed
Takin’ a deep breath, tears was runnin’
I ran around the black house, the ancient black house
Built by Ibrahim, peace be upon him, circlin’ 24 no doubt
I got closer, as did my heart, as did my soul, amazing
How everyone had their attention only on worshippin’
All concerns forgotten, focused on prayin’
Forgettin’ everything matters and happenings just giving
I looked up in the sky thanking Allah for this journey
Sayin’: I swear I didn’t schedule to be here this early
I thought I’d come here like pops in my forties and fifties
And the doe I paid for the ticket, was meant for some hobby
But who am I to say if I will be alive tomorrow
Or 20 years from now, will my health be able to follow
For a moment I pictured my self 6 feet deep
In the cemetery, my corps in the same white sheets
Allah holds the master plan and it’s already written
The pens are withdrawn, the pages are dry… it’s written!"
— 1 year ago
kimfor:


أحد أجمل لوحات المرحلة الزرقاء لبيكاسو،الشيخ عازف الغيتار،1903م تصور عازفا أعمى مشردا في شوارع برشلونة ،بؤس

kimfor:

أحد أجمل لوحات المرحلة الزرقاء لبيكاسو،الشيخ عازف الغيتار،1903م تصور عازفا أعمى مشردا في شوارع برشلونة ،بؤس

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— 1 year ago with 96 notes
bu-hashem:

Bahrain: The Karbala of the 21st century…

bu-hashem:

Bahrain: The Karbala of the 21st century…

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— 1 year ago with 54 notes