Archive for February, 2013

Life is a feather in the wind

Posted in Music with tags , , , , , , on February 6, 2013 by thecountessshadow

This is an old Egyptian song which I like very much, and I wanted to share with you. It is called in Arabic ” Eldonia risha fi hawa” which means “Life is a feather in the wind”. It was a part of the 1957 Egyptian film “They taught me love” starred by Saad Abdelwahab and Eman. The singer with the warm voice you will be listening to is Saad Abdelwahab, the nephew of the great Egyptian musician and composer Mohamed Abdelwahab. Saad Abdelwahab was born in 1926, graduated from the faculty of agriculture, but he was inclined more toward arts, and so he started working as a broadcaster in the Egyptian radio for several years, until he got the chance to sing and act for the first time in the movie “bread and salt” for the director Hussein Fawzi. Saad’s songs and artistic works in general were not so many, but they were beautiful, touching, and alive up till now, and the song I am sharing with you today is one of his famous and beautiful songs.

Many people (including Egyptians themselves!) don’t know that the Egyptian cinema was one of the oldest in the world. Many people don’t know that by 1908 there were 10 movie houses in Egypt, with 5 of them in Cairo, and 3 in Alexandria, and that by 1912 the Egyptian producer Abdel Rahman Salheya hired some foreign technicians to help him start making the first Egyptian short films.
I am not the suitable person to talk about the history of cinema, be it the Egyptian or the international cinema, but sometimes when I look at our Egyptian recent history, I just ache! I ask myself many questions, where did our taste go? where did our tolerance and beautiful ideals go? Who did change our society like this and how did he do it?! There are a lot of answers but none of them sound that convincing to me, but within my grief there is hope, and I remember what I have always believed in..Life is a continuous process of pushing in different directions, and like many fascists do push us towards ugliness and retardedness, I will keep pushing in the opposite direction in every possible way I can together with many other fellow Egyptians who appreciate beauty, art, freedom and above all life!

I understand that most of you are non-Egyptians who must have got bored with my mourning! 🙂 So let’s leave it just here and move to the beautiful song 🙂

Above you will find a link for the song, and here you will find a translation of the lyrics. I know that it is always more joyful to listen to a song and understand its lyrics, so I translated them for you to enjoy. I apologise that I could not maintain the rhyme, but at least I delivered the meanings, and I hope you all enjoy the song.

Life is a feather in the wind
flying without wings
today we are together
tomorrow where are we?
just in life!

How many times
people do meet without a date
and how many times
people do beg parting
to stay away from them!

Whose hands brought them together
and scattered them again?
why did they meet
and for what did they part?
who knows?!

Life is a feather in the wind
flying without wings
today we are together
and tomorrow where are we?
just in life!

You who ask about life
just live it the way it is
with the smile it gives at times
and the ache it brings other times
so weird is life
compassionate and cruel
giving or taking without any rule!
just live life!

Life is a feather in the wind
flying without wings
today we are together
and tomorrow where are we?
just in life!

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Porn…or Not?

Posted in A Different Perspective with tags , , , , , , , on February 3, 2013 by thecountessshadow

 

This is our third poll, and unlike the other polls, this one does not address a general issue which is important to everybody. This one addresses an issue that concerns us, which is how do people perceive us, how do they perceive our blog?
The blogging experience is so far one of the greatest and most pleasant experiences for us. It brought us in contact with new areas in ourselves that we never recognised before, as well as many nice bloggers who appreciate arts, literature, philosophy and open-mindedness. But even though the experience has been a nice one in general, we have came across few unpleasant incidents during the short course of our blogging journey that made us stop and ask how do people perceive us? Do people think of our webpage as a pornography page?! That might sound like a stupid question for you, but we do really care to know about it, we want to know where are we standing, and though we are seeking your views about the issue, we would also like to speak up our minds regarding this.

When we decided to create this blog, we have done it mainly to celebrate our relationship and share it with like minded people, and to share a common passion for both of us which is writing and reading. We wanted to have no taboos and to discuss everything honestly and frankly, but by no means we thought of our blog as a pornographic webpage! We wanted to discuss psychology, literature, music, sexuality, theology, art, and many many different things that interest us. It is true that we post some sexually oriented artwork, but we do it to capture the symbol within the artwork, to show the meanings and the feelings within the paintings, not to show some woman’s naked thighs or boobs! That was never our intention, and that is why we restrict ourselves to artwork and cartoon and never do we post sexually oriented pictures of real people. Breaking taboos and raising awareness is our intention, not offering sexually arousing material. There is beauty in nature, human body and human emotions, and these are the things we embrace and always try to share.

We are aware that Femdom lifestyle is perceived by most people as a twisted, bizzare and deviant lifestyle. This idea is fed with a lot of weird ill-mannered people who present themselves as dommes or subs and they are just some superficial horny boys, or jobless girls posing in latex and asking for money! This sort of people feed the public belief that people into Femdom are just a group of weirdos, which is very untrue! There are a lot of normal, and nice people who have respect for themselves and for others who are into this lifestyle, they may be your friends, relatives, colleagues, or your university professors. It is just a matter of taste, and what we tried to do here, is to change that false idea and present the real face of our passion, which may be different than what is usual, but it just lies within the wide spectrum of human sexuality and emotional make up, and we intend to go on with doing the same, discussing the lifestyle, and our other passions and interests that have nothing to do with the lifestyle, because as we said in one of our old posts, we are humans with many interests and contradictory impulses, and in our page we decided to celebrate and embrace the contradictory but yet harmonious human nature, the human who gets aroused with touch, dances to a cheerful melody, and shed tears for a touching monk’s hymn, the same human, the same person. It is the human nature, beauty and love that we cherish.

So for now I guess you are getting bored with my self-praising speech! 😀 so let’s move to the poll, and we will really appreciate if you answer that poll honestly as your opinion really matters for us. You can choose more than one choice, or add your own answer if you don’t find it mentioned in the list.

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Irish Dance

Posted in Music with tags , , , on February 3, 2013 by thecountessshadow

 

 Isn’t this majestic? I think it is!

 

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