Category Archives: Relationships

How to Read a Love Story

In my quest to exorcise the thoughts of my beloved from my mind, I started some months ago to read all the books that he raved about. I thought that once I finished them all, I will finish with him … Continue reading

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The Shadows of My Past

Some time ago I came across an undated handwritten text in my papers. Even though I relocated a dozen times in the last two decades, I find it hard to get rid of anything handwritten. I have with me all … Continue reading

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Trying to Heal My Heart

It is over a year now since I first met my beloved, and I now admit that I have initially underestimated the depth and resilience of my feelings. The last post I wrote took a while to compose, I wanted … Continue reading

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Meditation Fails

While minding my breath Meditating before sleep Heartbeat calls your name.

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Not My Other Half .. But All of Me

I always wondered what would happen if one day I crossed paths with my beloved by chance. I got my answer yesterday. When it happened, I immediately counted the days of my failed experiment at forgetting about him. In the … Continue reading

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Love and Absence

I thought it would be easier to tame my longing in your absence, I was wrong. Love survives the distance, and absence could make the heart grow fonder. Sometimes love defies even the distance between life and death; ask any … Continue reading

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The Resilience of Longing

The English language in its practical and innovative usage, and in its diverse richness of synonyms comes up short sometimes in expressing feelings. In my profession as an Arabic translator, dealing primarily with technical and scientific subjects I am often … Continue reading

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Walking Away from Love

When it comes to love, it is either given or returned. It is neither forced upon someone, nor taken. It can be perhaps learned, and practiced, and willed into existence like a forgotten habit. It can also wither and die … Continue reading

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Still Missing You … Fifty Days On

You remain my beloved, even when you rejected the opportunity to become my lover. Everything I know about love, are the feelings you have taught me. I will never reach out to claim you, steal you or borrow you, but … Continue reading

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The Memory of my Beloved

My son has had a belated fixation with the Titanic for some time. Because he was born a mere decade ago, he missed all the hype that ensued decades ago, with the exploration of its wreckage. He was also a … Continue reading

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