Saba’s Shining Heart

Offered me The Penable Award

Do you know Saba Niaz Siddique?
She is my new twin sister. And I’m very, very proud to have first been named twin sister.

No – she’s my twin sister so much better!
I knew Saba from a poem : Red.
Her red is the red of absolute love.
That of the sharing of hearts, of piety and faith.

I never left her page. She offers peace, gentleness, restraint.

And now she offers me this award, to me ! I don’t know the same red : mine is the red of battle and obstinacy. It’s much less pretty. This young woman shows me the way to the heart.

I don’t think I really deserve this distinction – I’m only here to bring to the forefront people who are more talented than me.
But my twin sister asked me, so, my goodness, I answer :

1: Where does peace really exist; heart or mind? Why/why not?

I know the location of my heart, the one that sends red blood to keep me alive. I know the location of my mind, which prevents that red blood from dominating my thoughts.
I don’t know the location of my soul, which allows me to reach peace. Perhaps it still navigates between my heart and my mind

But if I have to choose, I choose the heart. My heart doesn’t think. It doesn’t calculate. It loves. Or it doesn’t. That’s why it needs my mind a little bit.

2: Share some of your childhood memories 😊

If I have to tell a happy memory of my childhood, then I choose the beach of Ain El Turk. We used to go there to play sports. We’d kill our knees in the sand trying to run. We told ourselves that in France, they did “real” sports – and we didn’t know we were so much happier.
We’d go there after school – and build incredible castles out of wet sand, around an old truck wheel.
We would go there when there was no school, and we would play – we were … children – not to drown in the whirlpool.
It was just a few steps from my house. I never wore shoes, I was rude, I fought like a ragpicker and we made up on the beach

3: How to tie a tie?

Sweetheart, how do you ask me that question? I’m a girl!
I used to play with my boyfriends’ ties once in a while. Strangle them. To try for me – I just identified the noose, but it’s not so clean. As a girl, I would say that the prettiest way to wear a tie is to display it in the dressing room. Or give it to your wonderful lover. It’s so much more beautiful a man without a tie

If I’m going to give this to other people, then I’m going to take this opportunity to put in the spotlight:

My first American friend – Outosego – and no, my friend, I don’t want you to bother writing anything.
But I would like everyone to go and see what you share.

My second American friend, who speaks the truth about her country – and it feels so good to hear her voice and that of her friends – especially in these strange times: Crystal.

Then, of course – he’s an Englishman – when I read him, I feel like an English woman. Fortunately, we have some fundamental differences: he likes tea – dipping a biscuit in tea (and here, I’ve already had a heart attack) – and he often talks about English series that are totally unknown (in France – so everywhere) : Mr Wapojif

I mean, because I think I’m overreacting, right? – but I can’t not send you to watch what Ola G. does. That man and his cronies are a gold mine when it comes to literature.

And finally – because I love him: Mister A. He’s a really good guy – his articles are really diverse, he’ll tell you about a denim jacket as well as a list of books to read.

In fact, there are so many other people! The ones I just discovered
Those who have gone a little farther away and will return
Those who don’t have a wordpress site at all and who are great…
It’s a terrible choice.
Never mind. You who read me, take it if you feel like it!

Do we need questions?
Well, let’s see:

1 – If you were a song, which one would you choose?

2 – What’s your trick to regaining confidence in life?

3 – Sweet mouth or salty mouth? What food do you crave? (wine is… sweet πŸ™‚ )

The rules ? Well… i’m a cheater, i don’t like rules ! I think you have to get the message of this award across by going back to its origin, and for the rest, do as you please.


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      1. Such is life my young friend. Over decades I have got beautiful daughters and friends out of no where πŸ˜‡
        Saba is very special and I wish you both of you can meet one day πŸ€—

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            1. πŸ™‚ Of course! In fact, we are 11 people – but for a long time now I’ve been writing the blog alone, it’s simpler and more coherent in style ( and I love writing… ) : the others give me their drafts and I do what I can. We’re trying to invent a new form of theatre (I’m talking about performance venues), part of which uses virtual reality and motion capture to be able to give shows in virtual reality: that’s why for us, 5G is necessary. And like that, we will be able to find again the heart of the youth… (which we have lost, let’s be honest – at least in the whole of Europe).
              Do I make myself clear? This is a rather complex project – in fact we created the site for this purpose: to give an idea of how much we could achieve using these technologies.
              Thank you ! πŸ™‚

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  1. Mashaallah! Barbara you done it so well.
    I have no words to say. I really don’t deserve.
    How beautiful is to make sand castle 🏰
    Your description of peace was amazing.
    Keep shining and spreading your love πŸ’–πŸ’•πŸ’–
    My sweetest twin sister πŸ’–πŸ’«πŸ˜πŸ’ž

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    1. πŸ™‚ Hello beautiful – I think that this is the most difficult thing for you: reading compliments, even if they are true, is always a bit difficult… Keep glowing from the heart, my beautiful “twin sister”, you are doing good for everyone! πŸ™‚ ❀

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  2. I hope to be known for speaking the truth always. ❀️ And what do I love about this post? Your perspective on peace, the heart, and the mindβ€”your memories of childhood, the beach, and sandcastlesβ€”and of course, the kitties!

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    1. You know, I used to have a very … European vision of the USA and I didn’t really want to know your country. And since I’ve been on wordpress, all my ideas have changed. I didn’t talk about you at random, I liked to read you for that too : I had the impression to finally meet a “real” person, with friends as human as mine (yes yes, because from far away, we say to ourselves : these Americans are crazy). So, yes, if I can, one day, it would give me great pleasure to have a coffee with you. – And if you pass by Barcelona, I’ll offer you a pitcher of Sangria. πŸ™‚


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    I know the location of my #heart, the one that sends red blood to keep me alive. I know the location of my #mind, which prevents that red blood from dominating my thoughts.

    #Thoughts #Poetry #Poem #WritingCommunity

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