I collect to create a mystery…

It is sometimes a good self practice to go back to your primitive origin, if one is to start his or her soul searching, then following its roots will help jog ones mind to reach awareness. That is why I go camping to find comfort in the wilderness away from the redundant and mind numbing comfort of the city. It is a good meditation for both the mind and the soul trapped inside the body. And sometimes finding a small object can lead to an imaginative glimpse into the future.

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I found this key buried in the sand, greenish rust covered it’s secrets and it was obvious that it has been lost for a long time. It gave me so many questions, thus it became an object of interest. And what is interesting for me belongs inside the chest.

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This is where I keep my memories, my first letter, an old mix tape I created, my first girlfriend… Her picture not the actual girl… My first… Well you get the picture. This is a chest that carries a weight, and one day it will be off and out in the open when I’m buried deep down… Hopefully not before I’m dead. So I started to imagine the numerous things, some which would be embarrassing, but then I started to imagine what ideas would that key give? First of all… Will there be keys in the future… Will my grandkids look at it and think “What’s this for? Does it have WiFi?”. Will it become an artifact? Should I start spending everything and depend on that key to be the… Well, key to their salvation? After I abandoned the cheap ideas, I started to concentrate on thoughts with a slightly higher budget.
So here they are, looking at that key, thinking there is some secret room I have kept away from them. Do I have some treasure out there? Is it the key of my first home? My first car? What did it mean to me? Those are the kinds of questions I’d like to leave behind for my generations, items that proves I have a history, no matter how vague it could be.

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My Tribute to Leonard Nimoy…

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This is a drawing I made inspired from some of the iconic roles played by Leonard Nimoy.

Live long and prosper.

~ A. H. Amin

A new award for my blog… (7 things about me shared)

I’d like to thank Margaret E. Alexander for her nomination, she’s the author of the upcoming novel, Shadow of Penumbra, I really appreciate your acknowledgement for my writing and I can’t wait to have my hands on your book in December.

The rules of acceptance:-

  1. Thank the award giver.

  2. Post the award on your blog.

  3. Share 7 things about yourself.

  4. Pass it on!

Item one and two are covered, so now we move on to 7 things about me… well:-

1- I recently started doing Yoga, it’s more tiresome than jogging.

2- I wish to collaborate with another author to create a book.

3- My greatest dream is to have a production company.

4- I believe that women require 30 minutes start when shopping before they start to like what they see.

5- I wish to take over after a dead author sometimes, Like Agatha Christie… I would love to write a new Poirot novel.

6- Cheese is my Kryptonite.

7- (The juicy one is for last) Even though I’m a guy, I sometimes enjoy chick-lit movies.

Here are the wonderful people I would like to thank for making my blogging days worth while:-

– Drop by here and have a tea with this pirate, an adventurer and a very talented writer, a magician with words: http://managuagunntoday.wordpress.com/

– An avid reader with great passion for books, she’s too awesome and a big supporter of newly established authors: http://kelseyketch.com/

– Here’s a great model to follow, she did not let her cerebral palsy stop her from doing what she wants, a painter and the author of I Win, a biography that should inspire us: http://wincharles.wordpress.com/

– A very sweet and lovely blogger who shares her experiences and support for everyone who are in the shade and need to be re-coursed back to light: http://depressionexists.com/about/

– A very talented and creative writer. I’m waiting for the day where she announces the release of her book: http://ramblingsofanaspiringwriter.wordpress.com/

I would like to say to the other blogs I follow that I also appreciate your blogs and I can’t wait to see what the future holds for you all.

Best wishes for you and all your beloved ones.

~ A. H. Amin

Out from the workshop… Just gave my blog a little tune up

My first theme was ‘Piano Black’… Some readers complained about how much hard it was to read my posts. One reader said and I quote ‘I had to squint my eyes to see the words properly.’ The reason why I chose that previous theme was because I play the piano and I saw it as a sign.

So here’s my new blog. It has a more cozy feeling to it, and the header is one of the main locations mentioned in my thriller, Dubai.

Enjoy,

A. H. Amin