Monday, October 19, 2009

I am:


Inspired by the lovely Sanchez

I am twenty-two and in denial of my almost adulthood. I am a member of the Middle Eastern youth bulge. I am an opportunity yet to be explored (in that sense). I am a demographic opportunity if I may say.

I am a student. I am a person who finds a learning opportunity in every situation and in everything I lay my eyes upon. I am an artist (because I choose to see the beauty in the world). I am African.

I want to talk about politics and economics and have people listen. I want to make sense.

I am a person with a background so diverse that it might confuse me at times. I have Muslims, Christians, and  a Jew in my family. And I am proud of it. I have Egyptian, American and (LOVELY!) English people in my family. And some Austrians and French too. But I am Egyptian and for that I am thankful. I am in love with the Nile and the Red Sea. I have sensory issues when it comes to sand and grass.



I love the sun. I am short and pear shaped. I am the girl with the messy hair and the hazel eyes and bronze skin.

I am the eldest of four, and the pride of two great men, and that I have to live up to (it's a challenge most of the time) I am a role model to two great young ladies and an amazing smart little boy, and for that I have to be perfect. I am a person who makes mistakes, tons and tons of them and sometimes, when it comes to that, I am a slow learner.

I am a person who has lost a lot of friends along the road, but hold on to some of them in my heart and head. I am a slave to words. I love words. Language is an art. And so is Economics. Economics is an art. A philosophical school of thought that analyses the intricate details of the world. The world is economics' lavish Persian carpet. Fit for a royal palace.



I am a girl. A woman? A female. I have a big heart. I can be cold but that's okay. I smile at people. I want to change the world (the definition of the world is a relevant matter)

I dream. I am a dream.
I float.

Reality can be beautiful, too.

Now it's your turn, who are you?

59 comments:

Wessam said...

Hopefully, not too long from now, when you're 23 maybe or sooner, you'll write a sequel to this one. One that has all the additions and modifications to who you are, one that mentions something you changed in your little big world, even if minuscule.

"if you're not failing every now and again, it's a sign you're not doing anything very innovative"

Amen to that

Wessam said...

oh, that quote..is who I am ;)

Maria-Thérèse afiori.com said...

I am a..... citizen of the planet ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ (just listened to that song by Alanis Morissette)

I am an artist, a writer, a maker of notebooks, I am serious and a bit dark. I am light-skinned but relatively thick-skinned. I am creative and an insomniac who is trying to learn about sleep. I am alone a lot and most often I like it. I always speak my mind, sometimes in a way which others find too direct but I think deep down they appreciate my honesty. I have very firm rules but I live according to them.

Anna said...

such a beautiful post. you are amazing.
: )
xo-

have a splendid week doll!

Rhianne said...

I love this post - you are wonderful!

Paulina said...

your words are beautiful!!

Shokoofeh said...

Wow! ...

examwelfare19th said...

Thanks for your smile:)

I guess I will tag you sooner or later because it's my turn:)

Saskia said...

Sara,

This post is beautiful and amazing. Thank you so much for sharing it with us.

I am:
a contradiction, warm, shy, impatient, caring, clever but I can also be incredibly stupid, happy, artisitic, from a family that survived the holocaust, bilingual, blonde, fair, quiet, feminine & strong.

xx

cairo, lusaka, amsterdam said...

One of the most beautiful things I've ever read :)

becky said...

Sara this was a lovely post.You must be the sweetest person.I hope all your dreams come true.I shall do this one day on a blog of my own.I will mention your name as well.God Bless!

yiqin; said...

Nice photos :D

Cat* said...

Great post sara!!!! I think you are such a lovely and nice person!
Thank you so much for the recipe :)
Have a great week!!!!

Ruxandra said...

good question.

Manju said...

your background is fascinating, such an incredible mix of cultures!
love the first quote, it's so true.
p.s. you can come over to mauritius anytime Sara, i'll take yu around and we'll have FUN xD

Toothfairy said...

wow... how diverse is your background! that's really cool! It makes a good story don't you think, with all the history!

*loves*

The Boy Named Crow said...

You inspire me!

the wild wolves said...

Beautiful post ♥

Gracie said...

That was a very inspiring and uplifting post! Maybe my next post I will do something similar. It's a great reflection statement.

abigail said...

what a beautiful post.
and such a challenging question... will take me a while to answer it.

912 said...

nice to meet you, sara! you made my day! keep it going and continue to inspire others by being YOU! ^o^

Kristin said...

That was just lovely. I'm still in denial about being a grown up and I've got almost a decade on you. : )

Mohammed J. said...

I am who/what ever i want to be

missy. said...

you have a way with words that is just inspiring! this was probably one of my favorite posts! i LOVE it.

Erimentha said...

great! you and sanchez just might inspire me to do one myself!

xx

Spardha Malik said...

I am.... (as of now) a BIG fan!!
You and Meg are ma absolute favourite bloggers!!!!

LENORENEVERMORE said...

Profound words...love the 1st one!
Should give out to each person on the street no?!
xo*

Sanchez said...

Oh wow!

Amazing!

I'm so happy and greatful that I know, and can inspire (and be inspired) by such lovely people as yourself.

It's so interesting learning about other peoples wants and wishes.

For me. Writing it was like therepy that I desperately need <3

ali said...

Wow, that is beautiful. This post made me feel happy, thank you for sharing.

in company with sparkles said...

This is beautiful. I'm thankful for you, and your blog; Sara.

love,
Cait

HaRy!! said...

Indeed...give out to everyone! ..nice words

Chloé said...

wow, this was beautiful. so well written! i am not sure how i am, but i'm okay with that. i know i will figure it out someday :)

Caroline Cakewise said...

You are just one of my heroines! And I hope you do find some time just to breathe, and to breathe in the sea air, too! xx

makemoremistakes said...

I love being asked who I am, purely because who I am changes every day. Thank you for sharing who you are, I barely know of you and yet I feel that I love you. You're beautiful.

bananas. said...

i'm 27 and still feel like a kid sometimes...i'm selfish but giving...i'm stubborn but loving...i'm honest but brutally blunt...i'm me.

ps. i love how diverse your background is. you are a world's child and that is beautiful.

Jodes said...

Bah! I was going to do a post just like this!
So so splendid, sweetheart.
Totally gorgeous and honest.
"I am twenty-two and in denial of my almost adulthood." Meeee tooo!
Although I have the feeling I'll be that way for a very long time.
I'm glad to be back to the world of blogging to catch up with your marvelous life!

Love&Light!

Ju said...

Fantastic post Sara. I wish I could write effortlessly like you do.

I am a mum, a wife, a sister and a daughter.
I am a loyal friend, forever trying to be a good person, but doing naughty things along the way.
I am happy most of the time and grateful for whom I am.

Annie said...

that first quotes is one of my faves!!
i dream too...and i'm a wishful thinker
great post hun :)

Nikolett said...

Such a beautiful post; you sound so much more mature than a 22-year old but with a kindred heart. Love your diversity and I can completely relate to this sentence: "I am a person who has lost a lot of friends along the road, but hold on to some of them in my heart and head."

Great post ... and I'm definitely asking myself who I really am everyday.

Nitin said...

its soo 'i am' . i liked what you wrote. its really really nice. and something thing in my head went like you would be all these things for some time. and only more will add up. but in the end what you truly are worth is minus all these definitions that add on in time. cause these thing are not you but become a part of you in time. the 'you' in all of this is the deal.

lina said...

this is so beautiful.

i want to be able to do this.

Manju said...

:) that's amazing!
and tht's why facebook is so wonderful, despite the weirdoes. ^^

Athena. said...

This is so lovely.
You are beyond beautiful.
I think you and Sanchez have inspired me to do something similar, sometime soon.
All my love,
xx

sawan said...

some one clicked on a random link, read a random post and now has a smile on his face. a day at work is sure tiring. now some one whom he never knew, an egyptian, made him forget all worries for the moment and carry a smile to sleep.
language sure is an art, and i just saw a masterpiece. good night.

Winnie said...

I love this. You managed to put such beauty into your words and makes me realise that we should all appreciate who we are and learn to love ourselves!

Eliza said...

oh you... you are truly an inspiration, believe me. someone to look up to, you say such wise words, so deep-felt. you are wonderful. i'm glad to know you dear. i send you love ♥

Eva Internazionale said...

I truly loved reading this. But I always have a hard time writing about myself this way. What if I miss something?

un petit lapin said...

Wow, that was such an amazing post!

I visited Egypt in July. Loved it.

sherri said...

i am not nearly as eloquent as you! beautiful post and blog.

Belle said...

You are amazing darling and a big inspiration to me!

I am a person who adores you!!!
and a person who has just left you an award and tag on my latest post :)
xxxx

beautifulnemo said...

Oh Sara,

I just would love you to see my smile to you right now. :)

I feel we are so alike, I mean, we have very simmilar thoughts, seriously.

And that's beautiful because aparently, we are very different.

But not in the inside.

<3

Love from Madrid, dear.
Iris.

lavelle said...

this is lovely

xx

Emmy said...

This post is utter perfection. I'll have to start thinking about how I would ever begin trying to describe myself..

Shokoofeh said...

Hooray for pop-up comment section! :D


xo
miss you.

jonas wunderman said...

that was such a great post ... wonderful. I am glad to have found your blog :)

jonas

Annabelle said...

What a beautiful, beautiful post. I came here from Shokoofeh's blog and I love all your words. Also love that little-known Woody Allen quote - Thank you :-) I'll be back.

Elizabeth said...

Sara, this post is amazing. You have a way with words. You've inspired me to write a post of who I am too. Thanks!

You're a great blogger too. I love you're blog!

alissa said...

sara this is beautiful! something you need to save for your daughters someday:)

Fallon said...

Very beautiful!!!