It took me a while to send my greatest wishes for the women of the world because I celebrated women’s day with my world, my mother. Women have come a long way, and they were able to do so through inspiring perseverance which was highly infectious. So much so that eventually men couldn’t be immune to their success and be inspired by them. And that is what I would like to talk about today, about the woman who inspired my new book.
You hear about women from all over the world from different countries who have managed to rise and find their purpose in the world, but My muse was someone who did not belong to any country, a displaced person with no nationality, flavored by the cultures she was exposed to throughout her life. A great recipe for an artist. Except she is much more than that.
Oh how rude of me… Here I am listing characteristics for someone I admire and I haven’t even introduce her to you all. Well allow me to break the ice.
Introducing Enas. We met during my studies in Egypt. The first thing that made me take an interest in her story is when I tried to find out where she was from. It even made me think, “What makes you belong to a place?”. She was born in Iraq to a Palestinian family, and her first childhood memories were in Hungary, but she never had a passport from neither nations, just a travel document, which at the time was more than enough. But life throws curve balls every once in a while. For Enas, that curve ball was the Iraq war. She found herself with no country. So how was she able, in spite of all that, to become a dentist, a triathlete, and an inspiring artist living in the United States? Her story touched me in many ways, and I’m very honored to have her blessing to write her story.
The Last Mile is the title of our next book and I wrote it to celebrate a woman among the blossoming women who managed to lift our spirits and to remind us to never stop thriving for what we believe.
Join me next where I will be asking Dr. Enas some questions. Do you have anything you’d like to ask Enas or me? Please don’t hesitate to ask.
It took me two months to get back to writing my thoughts. Usually I write what my characters are thinking or how they feel in the books that I’m writing, so I might be rusty when it comes to writing about someone you starting to feel you don’t know anymore. For example, I never thought that I would be diagnosed with moderately sever depression. I always thought I was immune to something like that, especially since I’m the kind of person who lives an adventurous life. But that’s a post for another day. I’m here to talk about how 2018 had treated me, and to be honest, it was the best year of my life. I know… weird… one minute I’m mister Blue and now I’m talking about coming out from a magnificent year. Life is strange that way, I guess.
Every year I write about what have I accomplished in the year and post it at new year’s eve, except this year I was sent to the hospital thinking I was having a heart attack, and on my way to the hospital I had my first ever panic attack. My fingers became so stiff I thought my whole body was going to become stiff too. My fingers loosened eventually when the doctor calmly told me to breath normally. My fingers became loose, but I couldn’t type on my keyboard what happened to me throughout the year 2018. So here I am today to do just that; to share what happy events that happened to me, and to remind myself of them.
I have written, produced, filmed and directed my first movie ever. Oh and I also composed the music for the film… special effects… did I mention that I did the special effects too?? So yeah maybe you’re all starting to get why I might be depressed. 😀
Got my masters in Orthodontics
Traveled through China from West to east
I walked on a glass bridge between buildings. Also known as a Sky Walk
Stood under the world’s oldest known archway
Saw my book, The Remnant, on bookshelves in Kuwait
My movie got selected in many film festivals
Started a new comic book about a superhero with autism
Won an award for best feature film
My most important even of 2018… hearing the word “Yes” from her
Where will I go from there? We will see. So far we will be going through the first quarter of 2019, and I hope it will be a great year, at least I hope to get well soon. Peace and love to all.
So, as many knows by now, I am staying in China for a while with dozens of project like the one I already announced, and some that I am keeping under wraps until the right moment comes to reveal them. Today however… I decided to unveil one artistic project that I have been working on in collaboration with my musician friend, Shimond.
Just a couple of artists being artsy….
I’m good with words, but I don’t have the talent to sing, my fellow artist however happens to have an angelic voice, and we both happen to be musicians. So we combined our jigsaw pieces, he worked on his guitar, me on my keyboard, to write down the music for our piece.
I’m a dentist… hens the bad handwriting…
I was so inspired by the idea that it only took me a couple of hours to write our new song, “I’ll Only Dream Of You”.
Our recording sessions…
The music is a part from a bigger project that I will keep un-known until further notice.
We are already done with the music and all that remains is the voice over. All I can say is, watch out for this guy, he is a cool musician and a very cool guy.
Every occasion has a proper dress, and with the coming release of my novella, Kima, I decided to go with something more imaginative and inspiring for my blog. There have been times where I wasn’t certain what to go with, but that’s just because I was a bit nervous about my new art, along other arts I am producing, as you will find out in the coming days.
So I hope you will find my new theme to be more appealing, and feel free to go through and see what I am rambling about here.
P.S. The photo contains some spoilers about my upcoming project 🙂
“The wonder and curiosity of innocence is a true magic. Worlds bend and collide for their excited minds. And all I wish to be, is an immortal child in an old man’s body; still believe that life is beautiful, and thorns around the roses are just a challenge for me to overcome my hate and see the beauty in scented petals of life.”
~ A. H. Amin
My Drawing 2
My Drawing 1
From nothing came love. The universe existed for the sake of love. When you don’t have it, you want it. And that’s how the world came to existence; it created what it missed.
First… Love became a thought…
Then…. the universe conspired in its favor…
And then they watched from the skies how they two sparkled on earth.
Staring for hours in front of the blank paper, I wondered what should I capture? What part of my spirit will leave me to be framed after I swipe my brush on her for the last time. And then I thought… what if she was thinking the same?
I noticed a shape was forming… a blur that seems to hold a camera… I worked my way to see her more clearly…
After She was doing the same. But I couldn’t know what was she trying to capture?
Focusing her lens on me, was started to know what we were doing, who we were.
curiosity brought us together… Two souls, two worlds, and a frame between two dimensions.