Wednesday, September 2, 2009

September Second

 
Dear Summer, 
You will be missed, yes, that is a sure thing. But please, stop being so hot when I am fasting? The traffic is ugly and I don't need anything to make my day any worse.
Thank you,
Sara

Anna shared this link, and I love it! I especially love this one. Because, if an entire language has no word for yesterday, why do we pay that much attention to it? Why do we worry about yesterday when there are people who have no yesterday in the language they speak?
I was the first Egyptian to take this pledge, at 2:09 AM Cairo local time, on the 9th of September, worldwide moment will take place. Take the pledge, and share your pictures. I think this will be such a great act of unity! If we do this we can do anything, really. Or it might be me, exaggerating as usual-- but I hate to think so!
Follow WWM on twitter!
  
I have a nagging need, a unanimous urge to travel. And it won't let go! Instead, it's growing, expanding to other places! First it was Paris, now I want to go to England, I want to go to Montreal! And Finland and Sweden and Slovenia...I could go on and on and on. France and England are where I want to go the most. I've been there before, as a child, but that doesn't count.

34 comments:

nicole addison said...

hm thats neat to think that that word doesnt even exist in another language. itd be nice if yesterday didnt exist in ours, we would only have the mindset to look forward. that world wide moment sounds amazing..im about to go check it out!

Anna said...

"if an entire language has no word for yesterday, why do we pay that much attention to it?" -such words of wisdom!!!! you are a genius, my darling!!
i have a bad case of wanting to go on a trip, too! i would love to go to ireland or scottland! wouldn't that be something??

hugs to you!!
xoxoxoxo

p.s. i'm going to email you later about school. ; )

rachel is a dreamer said...

i love dandelions! that is lovely photo. it doesnt hurt to dream of all the places you'd love to travel. if you can dream it you can make it happen. just may take some time :)
peace & love!

Ju said...

If you come to London, I'll serve you a nice cup o tea, made by a Brazilian, hahaha.

Dawn said...

The thought of traveling just makes me drool; there are so many places I want to visit...like the place where that last photo was taken.

Kristin said...

I'm with you. I'm constantly plagued by the travel bug!

Dani said...

i always feel that nagging need to travel, too. where would you go right now if money and school/work was no object?

http://www.rocknrollgypsy.com

Lisa said...

I've been bitten by a traveling bug too. It's funny how here I am in England, the country that you want to come and visit, dreaming of traveling to your part of the world :)

Maria-Thérèse said...

yay SWEDEN!

I hope a lot of people participate in the photography thing... I think I will!

Eve said...

I love that eskimo thing! Thats very cool!
Goodbye summer.

xoxo

Dionne said...

I love to travel - i caught the travel bug, and once you catch it, it's with you for life!

And how interesting that there is no word for Yesterday in the Eskimo tongue. I am going to tell my husband about this when he gets home, he loves trivia like this.

ciaraaaa:) said...

yeahh im feeling so much better today :) everythings sorted now :) thankyou :D xoxo

a mouse said...

wow thats so amazing about the eskimo language!
its a good way of letting go of the past
and moving on :) xoxo ♥ xoxo

Penny Lane said...

hi! your blog is really cute. i love this entry =)!

PL ♥

S.Elisabeth said...

Blahh I always want to travel, I have wanderlust baddd. And I'm checking out that worldwide thing, it looks quite interesting.
Anndd ha i can feel the air getting crisper and cooler here in the states!! summer is ending fast =(

Gracie said...

That WWM sounds absolutely fascinating. I will have to check it out in more depth.
Fantastic words of wisdom! And I want to travel too!

Miss B said...

I am going to be taking a photograph at 5:09 next Tuesday, I am.

(I'm a little bit drunk right now -- not very, but enough to mention.)

Go to London at the end of November, when I will be in London again, and then we can go have tea together, and how much fun would that be?!

(the correct answer, in case you were wondering, is Very Much Fun!)

I will bring the hand puppets...

Indie.Tea said...

The Worldwide Movement sounds great...thank you for "telling" me about it.
I hope that you have been well :)

Spardha Malik said...

its so funny that in my language (Hindi) the word for yesterday and tomorrow is the same 'kal'!! so i think they both hold equal importance but what really matters is today, right?

juliette said...

what a beautiful post!
that eskimo picture is lovely and your words are just wonderful :)

DT said...

thanks for the list of books ... :o)
nice pictures... nice post too

Eliza said...

i surely won't miss summer! :) well, that's a wonderful link, thank you for sharing it! it's funny that that word doesn't exist in their language. it's pretty hard to imagine how they say something about yesterday.

thank you for the lovely comment, i'm glad you liked my blog! <3

Eliza said...

mm, i think the fact that my mother bought me my favourite ice cream would be one of the many things that made me smile today :) what a wonderful thought you shared. <3

chicknamedhermia said...

How's your fast going!?

And oh I'm so excited summer is ending ....I can feel a chill in the air and it makes me SO happy!!!! :D

So you get cold winters in Egypt?

chicknamedhermia said...

Oh God, there is NO way I could get through a day of work without eating at least 6 times! I think I could get it down to three and a half if I really tried!lol!!

And yeah, 20 is a really nice warm day for me! Winter time we're normally around 2 during the day and minus figures at night ....it makes me SO happy!! :)

a moment i treasure said...

i. am. jealous. that you live in cairo!! i have always wanted to see egypt...it seems so mysteriously beautiful! thanks for dropping by my blog; i loved reading yours! :)

Sophia said...

That "yesterday" quote is so inspirational! I love it, and I'm going to start keeping it in mind.

Inside the Cabinet of Wonder said...

oh i want to travel too!! but i am in need of money first.
:(

Randi Lee said...

No worries! Rest assured, life does not stop! :-) So you live in Egypt?! It looks incredibly beautiful! I can't WAIT to plan a trip there!

P.S. Your writing is beautiful!

Fé... said...

The link for the quote is totally amazing! It's so much fun. Thank you!

Yea, I do agree with you that we shouldn't pay that much attention on the past. But I don't want to erase it as well, cause they're all sweet memories kept in the heart -no matter how painful :p

Atenea said...

i suppose the weather at Egypt is very very hot! Here, in the north of Spain is a little little hot but it's raining. I think i had heard something aobout this (the eskimo language)
kisses and sorry for my english :)

Dani said...

paris and then onto england sounds absolutely wonderful... i'm dying to go to paris! i'm dying to go anywhere, really. story of my life.

i don't have anything finished that i can email over to you just yet, but within the next few weeks i should have a lot haha. i'll probably post some on the blog, but if not, i'll definitely send you some! we'll be email pals!

http://www.rocknrollgypsy.com

SHOKOOFEH said...

I miss you too ...

evelyn said...

yay september is here! almost Fall!! :D