People watcher? There is a name for us…// Sunshiny SA Site

Are you a people watcher like me? There is a name for us!

Wait for it… “Gongoozler”

Yes, pronounced (gon-GOOZ-luhr), we are what is termed, idle spectators.

Be it leisurely watching the passage of boats or just observing things idly, we tend to visually guzzle up the sights and sounds.

Gongoozler. That’s me. Guilty. A past-time that I love, especially when I used to travel by bus. I would insert the ear phones, leave the music off (to deter conversationalists) and appear to be engrossed. A trick I learned because naive smiling me always seemed to attract the talkative aunties and unsavoury leering lechers.

That silent hour of being seemingly self-absorbed was most often, the only time, busy Mom, Wife, Employee had to myself. Loved that time that allowed me to crochet and indulge in making up mental stories about my “subjects”. When caught, I used to flush with embarassment until I learned to smile disarmingly.

As a motorist CTnow and a beach hopper, I stop and surreptitiously stare. Restaurants are my happy place. As my husband indulges in his meal, I narrate the scenarios, much to his amusement. Bonus for him, slow eater and talker that I am, he gets to finish my beverage and meal.

Are you too guilty of people watching?
No harm in it, really! Get caught? Smile and wave.

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My fifth anniversary 🙋‍♀️😊 🙏 // Try to get it!

Peace be upon you dear friends of wordpress..

WordPress told me that I have been blogging for 5 years…

I am so happy..

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My followers are increasing slowly..but that is not important..the most important is that there are people in this planet that accepted my words..they accepted my soul ..they loved me although they didn’t see me..they wish good for me and of course I did the same..

I want to thank you all for your support and I want to tell you something important..

Here in wordpress began the journey of my evolution..I learned a lot about myself..about God…about life..and many other things..

My ability of writing has been improved to a good degree …

Before I met wordpress I was composing a book for children…the book consisted of separated stories and every story had a poem with the moral of the story..the book was written in Arabic…

WordPress is a life in itself..a wonderful life..you feel that you are a teacher and a student at the same time..

God bless you all ..

Keep shining..

Life is good😊🙏🙋‍♀️

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YOU ❤️ ~ WISDOM

It’s a brand new day.. // Try to get it!

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It has no nose..nor lungs..but it can breathe..

Do you know it???

It’s the morning..

Thank God for the new day..

Allah says…

والصبح اذا تنفس

And by the dawn when it breathes

Al Takweer Chapter

Verse 18

Peace..

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By Fire // House of Heart

She is provocative

at times she is insolent.

Her concept of red

is nowhere near

roses.

Her house is

the hollow of bones

its burning walls stretched

beyond margins.

She has suffered despair

braved the triteness

of platitudes.

She is in search

of kindling

waiting to ignite.

The Strangers gather on the green choking on smoke and the scent of seared flesh. The sun is climbing down to meet the flames. As she smolders he dampens her gown. Just before the wind whips up she is in Elysian fields.

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The Aged, Abuse & Abandonment // Sunshiny SA Site

ACTION NEEDED ON ABUSE OF PARENTS

As we embark on a New Year, I have this feverish question: when and how did it start happening that the younger generation is more and more discarding parents and cutting them out of their lives?

Breaking a long tradition of taking a year-end vacation in India, I stayed at home during the past three weeks. While visiting friends and relatives, I was dumbfounded by the outpouring of sad accounts of elderly parents being abused by their own offspring.

I did some quick research – speaking to officials from family welfare agencies and homes for the aged – and was deeply touched by the plight facing senior citizens.

The poignant tales of residents of old age homes drove home the sordid reality: children are abandoning a value system that placed high reverence and respect on those who were once their guiding lights. Sensitivity and emotions are dying – their place filled by a quest for material possessions and physical comfort.

It is true that at the Aryan Benevolent Home in Chatsworth, an old man would polish his shoes every Saturday morning in the false belief that his son would be coming to fetch him. Apparently when he was forsaken at the home for the aged, he was assured by his son that it was only for a few days and he would soon be back to take him to his house.

I also heard how a six-year old girl who adored her grandmother was told by her parents that the old woman was sick and was being admitted to hospital. A few weeks later while on a school excursion to the ABH, the girl was shocked to find her grandmother, sadness etched on her face, languishing in one of the wards with a dozen other equally cheerless old women.

I have a soft spot for old people and was understandably moved when an old woman of about 75 told me at a home for the aged that she felt ashamed to be a mother after hearing her son tell a caregiver that she had become “a living nightmare for my wife and kids”.

“That’s how my son, my own flesh and blood, described me while discarding me here for the rest of my life. I can’t even begin to describe the pain I felt.

“I cooked all the meals at home for my son and daughter-in-law. My grandchildren loved me and would fight for a place in my arms. I spoilt them with sweets and toys that I would buy each month with my grant money. How I yearn to hold and hug them again,” the woman said, with tears rolling down her deeply creased cheeks.

Another woman sitting right next to and who was listening to our conversation with a stone-cold face, started on her own: “I gave birth to three sons and gave them all university education. Now see what they have done to me.
“One of them has a good job in America. The other two are well-settled financially in Durban. They have got everything for themselves, but nothing for me.

“I have racked my mind to try to work out what I have done that could have justified the abandonment. I am at a loss to what I’ve done or said.”

Although Lotus FM was blaring on a radio on the side pedestal, one old woman seemed not to be listening. Staring blankly into the distance, her only hope was that her son will return to pick her up and take her back to the familiarity of her house.

At ABH, the wards were full of visitors on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Sons and daughters arrived in German sedans with bulging gift bags filled with biscuits, chocolates, fruit cake, cosmetics and toiletries – as if the goodies were meant to quash their feelings of guilt as they rushed back to their palatial homes in gated estates to prepare for parties with young relatives and friends. This scenario, I am certain, was being replicated at old age facilities all over.

The radically changing social architecture and decaying moral values are responsible for older folk being regarded as a burden by their own children.

Yet all religions teach us that parents are priceless and deserve a pedestal equal or higher than the Gods.

“Matha Pitha Guru Deivam” is a very popular Sanskrit phrase often quoted in Hinduism. Translated it means “Mother Father Teacher God” and dictates the order in which one should offer reverence and respect.

Honour your father and your mother is one of the Ten Commandments. The Bible says that children who dishonour their parents or treat them with contempt will be cursed.

Respecting parents is one of the most significant aspects of Islam. In the Quran it is stated that one must be kind to parents, and when they attain old age, “say not to them a word of contempt, nor repel them, but address them in terms of honour”.

It is clear that the definition of family is transforming from all-inclusive to “me, my wife and my kids”. Hence, young people are turning a blind eye to their parents and see them more as an obligation and not a part of the nuclear family, deserving of love and care.

A generation brought up by parents who faced all kinds of political, social and economic woes and hardships to give them a good education now believes their lives are complicated if their parents continue to live with them.

Social workers have complained about another disturbing face of the growing geriatric problem: a steep rise in the number of cases involving violence against senior citizens. Sons do not think twice about raising their hands on their fathers. Daughters-in-law are hitting mothers-in-law, locking them in rooms and withholding food.

As if dumping parents in old age homes is not bad enough, worse still is that many merciless children first force their parents to transfer the ownership of their houses to them. Unemployed children are known to be living off their parents’ old age State grants.

Is it not time that there were laws pertaining to the well-being of elderly people? Parents should have the right to the earnings of their children along the lines of alimony. Parents denied proper treatment and respect by their children should have the right to revoke a will in which they may have planned to bequeath their property and assets to their children.

Above all, abandoning parents must be made a criminal offence – just as child abandonment is. I will go as far as saying that ditching parents should be tantamount to murder of the most gruesome kind.

The new generation has become too self-involved. Families are now no longer based on biological connections – friends have burrowed themselves into today’s family unit.

If your estrangement from your parents is because you are too busy or they are not good enough or their behaviour is embarrassing because you have moved up a notch on the social scale, then you have an ethical problem. You need to take a look at yourself and what kind of human being you are.

Don’t forget what is young today will be old tomorrow. And the Law of Karma is very precise.

Yogin Devan is a media consultant and social commentator. Share your comments with him on: yogind@meropa.co.za

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Nonsense // Try to get it!

My love isn’t nonsense

It was created before I was created

Money ..luxury..are not restricts…

We put the barriers ourselves..

I will surrender to my destiny

We both have roads to walk in

No time to shake in

We will walk until we meet in the middle

Both exhausted but content

Yes content

When God’s will is achieved

Humans can only accept…

🙏

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Interlude //House of Heart

Interlude

I sigh, light my cigarette and turn to you.

Within this dream I propose let us fly away.

Your eyes so dark

whip my mind into arousal and your

rugged hand on my thigh makes me

soft inside and everywhere.

You whisper that my hair so near

and my lips a crimson darkness devours you.

Against waves of joy and sadness dreams are

always what it could be like.

Suddenly hares chase foxes and Roebuck’s

hunt hunters and I bury my face in your

chest and you shield me within bleak arms

to not see the terror and we fly away.

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The Irwin family has saved over 90,000 animals, many of them injured in the Australia wildfires — WTVR.com

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