February 09, 2007

Proverb in the sand


-Man ya3eesh yara; he who lives shall see

I was flying back to Sweden from Alexandria when we got the news at 1 am that no plane had landed or taken off from Alexandria's Burg el Arab airport in more than 3 days. Off to the Hilton courtesy of Lufthansa for a 3 hour nap. At 9 am our bus was to take us to Cairo Airport and subsequently home. No bus arrived and no word from Lufthansa. I did what any sane person would do; ran out at the back of the hotel to the amazing beach and played around in the water. The sand was like soft cake so I decided to cover as much of it in Arabic writing as I could.

11 comments:

Diligent Candy said...

You are BACK - excellent...welcome back, missed seeing your posts ...sand like soft cake ...you write so well!

Samawel said...

beautiful handwriting!

Shaykhspeara Sha'ira said...

Candyyyyy! I sure am :) Thanks girl, all this cake talk is making me hungry! lol

Thanks Samawel, lol I am sure you have seen prettier but, to my defense, I only studied Arabic for 8 months :)

Destitute Rebel said...

we've got a calligrapher amongst us. Hope you enjoyed your delay.He who lives shall surely see.

Baraka said...

Salaam & welcome back dear!

Great photo & I love the fact that you scurried off to the beach - exactly as I would have :)

Warmly,
Baraka

archer14 said...

Hey, welcome back Shaira!

Btw..whats written there? min..?

DG said...

Where is your report about the book fair? :-)

clayfuture said...

Ahoy there matey!

Shaykhspeara Sha'ira said...

D Reb, I think calligrapher is a bit too strong lol

Baraka, so good to hear from you larki :) Thank you.

Shukria Arch! Aap kya karte hai aaj kal? The arabic text reads; man yaeesh yara, he that lives shall see. Ullo I wrote it under the picture lol

DG, you are keeping tabs on me lol Well I did visit it and will write a few lines. Really there wasn't much to say to be honest and I didn't spend that much time there.

Ahoy there clay! I'm expecting some Global Themes action yaar, get to work lol Actually the current theme is snow...not very UAE fitting. Hey you could go to ski dubai?

EXSENO said...

Is that really the sand? Is it really that white?

Shaykhspeara Sha'ira said...

The text is written on sand...under the sand there is white foam from a wave that swpet in while I was taking the picture.