Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Tuesday Resolution and more

I try not to update this too much. But I just had to do this today for idea-overflow reasons.
So I'll list the ideas first:
  1. I was thinking of making one amazing post every Friday (since it's the weekend) and call it maybe "Extraordinary Friday".
  2. Also, a one-sentence-entry; inspired by One Sentence.
  3. How about a photo entry that would include pictures from here and here.
So anyway, I was taking to my sister today having overheard her talk about Sarah Maple; a very controversial artist, at least to us being Muslims. I cannot deny the fact that she is one great artist, for her very interesting ways of portraying the conflicts, inner and outer, that we face in 21st century societies. And how that, generally, affects our being "good Muslims" or "open-minded young women". It is pretty much a very hard equilibrium to reach since it involves not only a lot of compromises but also a multitude of challenges and tests imposed on us (Muslim girls/women) by the modern( westernized) society and being true to and representing our religion.

Now on to one of my favorite words (yes, I do have a list of favorite words); Paradigm. I first got acquainted with the magical word when I read the book "The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens" when I was 15, and I've loved it eversince.
par·a·digm (pār'ə-dīm', -dĭm'):
   1. One that serves as a pattern or model.
   2. A set or list of all the inflectional forms of a word or of one of its grammatical categories: the paradigm of an irregular verb.
   3. A set of assumptions, concepts, values, and practices that constitutes a way of viewing reality for the community that shares them, especially in an intellectual discipline.
The word paradigm is associated with AIESEC to me; an AIESEC Video! Also this imitation of Figaro (I love you sami!) And that's me in the red top back in 2005, oh the days when I was SLIM!
Also, in AIESEC-themed nostalgia: Arthur

Time for a new Journaling Sunsets tradition! Tuesday Resolution! My resolution this week is to be nice to my mom. I am in so many ways like my mom, and we tend to have fun together, yet I suck at treating her the way she should be treated, so yeah...

1 comment:

afiori said...

I understand that it must be conflicting in many ways to be both a modern woman and a muslim. I've had many muslim students from other countries and of course they followed their religion in many different ways. I've seen muslims treat others as "bad" because they don't follow the same rules the same WAY as them - but treating others badly and telling them what to do doesn't seem very "good" either. I believe that religion must be adapted according to time, that it's natural. Everything evolves. Everything changes. Religion and politics sometimes seem confused and there are countries which have become stricter in recent years - which makes me wonder, was everyone WRONG before? This is a difficult discussion. I can say that I don't envy you since it must be an extra difficulty being both muslim, a woman and a modern woman.