MORE THAN A MEMORY

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MORE THAN A MEMORY

You drift backward as I move forward in time,

Existed for but a moment in this world of mine.

You were so very real, more than a memory,

Our distance will come together, again we will meet,

A smile on your face, you meant so much to me.

More than a memory, personality, heart, and soul,

You once walked this land, my father from a moment ago.

Keith Garrett

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Tipp No. 23: “Art is a Weapon. Culture is a Form of Resistance” by Iranian Artist Shirin Neshat

The Red Box

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THE ARTIST

Shirin Neshat is a contemporary Iranian artist best known for films such as Rapture (1999), which explore the relationship between women and the religious and cultural value systems of Islam. She has said that she hopes the viewers of her work “take away with them not some heavy political statement, but something that really touches them on the most emotional level.”

Born on March 26, 1957 in Qazin, Iran, she left to study in the United States at the University of California at Berkeley before her the Iranian Revolution in 1979. While her early photographs were overtly political, her film narratives tend to be more abstract, focusing around themes of gender, identity, and society.

Her Women of Allah series, created in the mid-1990s, introduced themes of the discre-pancies of public and private identities in both Iranian and Western cultures.

The split-screened video Turbulent (1998) won Neshat the First…

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for so long

The Lonely Author

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While today is my three year blog anniversary, multiple eyes surgeries forced me on a long hiatus and limited my actual blogging time to barely one and a half years.

As my long time followers already know, I suffer from permanent blurred vision.  My eyesight may be blurred, but I can clearly see that I wouldn’t be here without your wonderful support.

To celebrate (perhaps amuse is a better word) I have included the first poem I ever wrote in my life.  On November 3, 2015, I penned and posted this poem (and image). It was my first crude attempt at writing poetry.

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for so long

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for so long
I adored her through my window
far too long
I suffered her silent tears
so unloved
this siren breathes unappreciated
too unloved
retreating in the shadows of her fears

for so long
he abused her with indifference
far too…

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Opinions ! /Thoughts .

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Most of the people believe there is ,

After life another world , a new existence.

But they do not believe giving the others

The chance to express freely themselves.

Rich people go to private hospital to be healed.

While the poor in public hospitals could lose the lives.

politicians do not care about the needy , but their votes.

We live in an age , sport became a job and religion a career.

there ate those who eat to live and there are those who live to eat.

So which one are you my friend ???

Jalal Michael Sabbagh-http://mysuccessisyoursuccess.wordpress.come

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