That is correct… fate presented me with the exact (if not more) portrait of one of my own imaginary creation. Jessica Cox is a true testament of human’s strong will and power. Born with a congenital defect, she adapted herself to live her life without her arms by her side like an average person, yet, she became above average in all standards, having a driver’s license to drive a normal and unmodified car, she is the world’s first licensed pilot, she is also a certified scuba diver, and she has two black belts in taekwondo; with her own will, she grew her own arms, her own wings, her own gills, and her own… well, extra strong legs I’d say.
Adam Goldfish is a fictional character who sometimes I wished he was real, like my other character, Hassan. The former was imprisoned for thirteen years, and during those years, he lost both his arms and willed himself to keep going and adapt no matter what. He is someone I would like to meet, just like Jessica, the incarnation of my character.
Oh… and she has a Bachelor’s degree in psychology… so I’d say she has a little bit of Hassan in her too.
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If he’s gone, revive it… Euphoric happiness comes when you have a purpose.
Be creative, be happy… be with purpose
~ A. H. Amin
Life is summed up as Ying Yang, the good in the bad and the bad in the good… You see a glass half empty I see a glass half full, but no matter how much I try to ignore it, the other half is empty even though all I see is the full part, and there are those days when you can’t help noticing that empty and obscured part in the cup… Today, sadly, is one of those days.
I mentioned before once that I was robbed, and because of my previously bad sight (had Lasik Surgery) I thought he was my room mate carrying his own laptop. I even talked to him and he only stayed quiet. That event turned into a funny story… So I got robbed, life goes on. But today’s empty half revealed that sometimes life doesn’t go on for everyone.
A young man in my neighborhood got robbed two days ago… And he will never get to tell about it. What I understood from the people’s word of mouth is that three others robbed him and ended up murdering the young man… For a laptop… Just to get his laptop. He was only twenty three, five years younger than me. I started thinking ‘How bad can you be to do that for just a tool?’, then I started blaming the guy himself for fighting back, thinking that his life worthies more than his Facebook status… But I don’t think he ever considered it would be his last day, no one does. Maybe I was lucky to have a bad sight that day, five years ago… If I was able to recognize that thief, I may have had a different fate… For a laptop. But I guess it was not my time.
Bad can happen everyday and to everyone, with time, we may see the good that will come from it. I just hope there’s a half full glass for what happened for that kid. My prayers goes for him and his family.
I know that this isn’t the sort of topic that I blog about, but, to quote from Paulo Coelho.
‘The warrior of light knows that it is impossible to live in a state of complete relaxation’ ~ Manual of the Warrior if Light
Sometimes life forces us to glance at the empty half in order for us to appreciate the good.
Been away from reflecting my own thoughts lately; I was on vacation. Leaving work can be sometimes rewarding, giving my conscious time to relax… And you know who will be awake and working during that time? My subconscious. A light flickered and it made me change one thing in my upcoming sequel.
Revising the edited version of my sequel
The revelation came to me while I was revising my edited version which I have received from my editor Joanne… It was staring me in the eye. The title I have chosen for my second book of the Psychs series was Iblis… Which is Arabic for Devil… It had a nice ring to it and it served most of the purpose… But as I was enjoying the polished version of my novel a word resonated in my head… It described exactly how I’m seeing this novel, what makes it what it is, and the hidden message and meaning that it had. So that’s why I have renamed my soon to be out novel. The second book of my series will be known as…. ‘Devilish‘.
Another good news is this
I have sent almost a week ago more than 200 copies of Psychs to be distributed in six countries. A big win for me.
Glad to be back, hope to read and write more in the coming days. Until then, I’m in the mood to watch Harry Potter. 🙂