Things to forgive before 2015

“A new year can’t start until you learn to forget

Or better, to forgive.

Forgive the eye that judged you

The mouth that laughed at you

The hand that refused to lift you up

The person that abandoned you

The lies that has been told to your face

And the ones that has been told behind your back

The friends that got away

The lovers who never fell for you

The mistakes you still regret

The sins you wish you could erase

Your parents and friends for being hard on you

The society for trying to break your dreams

The mirror for not always reflecting what you’d like to see

Your body for not being the way everyone would like it to be

The system for imposing itself on you

The sky for being too high

God for being too discrete

Karma for always being after you, ready to strike

The Truth for not being absolute but relative

Life for not being easy on you

For not giving you everything

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“The future in his arms” Ihsane Farahate

Book cover - Ihsane Farahate

Hi there folks, it’s with great pleasure that i announce the publication of my sister’s first novel “L’avenir dans ses bras” at EdiLivre publishing house. Unfortunately, it’s only available in french, but I’ll let you know about the english version later on. The book is simply unique, naive and full of wonders. I’m extremely proud and would love to send her a huge shout out. If you’re interested in buying the book (also available in pdf version), here’s the links where you can order it: either on Edilivre website or on Amazon.

Peace out!

FZ

My morning inspiration

Hi folks,

Taxi drivers in Morocco aren’t average cab drivers, they’re political critics, sport reporters, freedom fighters, nomadic radio stations, idea factories, the voice of all the socio-economic classes they see every day. They can be annoying, stubborn, narrow-minded… but no matter what, there’s always something I learn each time i get on a taxi, and God, I get on taxis A LOT. Here’s three quotes of wisdom I heard in the past 72 hours.

“Craziness is the best medicine. If something pisses you off or tries to harm you, girl, just laugh it out.”

“Why racism? The darker the flesh, the closer the sun is to the heart, a warm heart and a black skin is ten times better than a white skin and nothing inside”

“One only goes where the wind takes him, i knew a friend who only took tourists on his cab because they give more money, but each time he gained that money, something made him lose it all: an accident, a family problem… i wake up each day unsure if I’ll have enough money to buy my launch, but do you know what? I’ve never been richer.”

I’m a little sick lately, I’ll try posting more often, xo

FZ

Midnight philosophy part.2

Do not love half lovers
Do not entertain half friends
Do not indulge in works of the half talented
Do not live half a life and do not die a half death
If you choose silence, then be silent
When you speak, do so until you are finished
Do not silence yourself to say something
And do not speak to be silent
If you accept, then express it bluntly
Do not mask it
If you refuse then be clear about it 
for an ambiguous refusal
is but a weak acceptance
Do not accept half a solution
Do not believe half truths
Do not dream half a dream
Do not fantasize about half hopes
Half a drink will not quench your thirst
Half a meal will not satiate your hunger
Half the way will get you no where
Half an idea will bear you no results
Your other half is not the one you love
It is you in another time yet in the same space
It is you when you are not
Half a life is a life you didn’t live,
A word you have not said
A smile you postponed
A love you have not had
A friendship you did not know
To reach and not arrive
Work and not work
Attend only to be absent
What makes you a stranger to them closest to you
and they strangers to you
The half is a mere moment of inability
but you are able for you are not half a being
You are a whole that exists
to live a life not half a life
Gibran Khalil Gibran

Truth is beauty by Marco Cochrane (Burning Man festival 2013)

Hi there buddies.

You might have guessed that spirituality is something that compels to me, well I’ve been wondering about many aspects lately. Life and death, rebirth, karma, good and evil… Fear especially. Us, as humans, were born with fear, and entire belief systems were built on it because it’s probably the strongest feeling of all. You can say it’s love, but we didn’t reach that level yet (spiritual level), we don’t know how strong love can be, how much we can create, and destroy just by the presence or lack of this simple concept: love.

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7 inspiring quotes that will teach you memorable life lessons !

Hi there blog friends, November is here with its rainy weather, lazy Sundays and boring afternoons. For some reason, I completely adore this type of weather, say i’m a ‘cold’ person. Anyhow, today’s entry is about 7 quote i would love to share with you guys, feel free to share, like and discuss.

Picture by Victor Habchy

  •  “Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.” Nelson Mandela

Learn to forgive, or at least forget. Resentment, grudge and anger only hurts you, so focus your energy on something productive and positive instead of holding on into all these negative vibes.

  • The greatest of faults is to be conscious of none.” Thomas Carlyle

Working on our flaws is ten times easier when we know about them. It’s like getting cold in a dark room with multiple windows and not knowing where the cold is coming from. Once the open window is localised, it becomes a target and the person’s energy can focus on it completely.

  • We will never find time for anything. If you want time, you must make it.” Bruxton

The thing about time is that the less you have to do, the less time you have to do it in. Bad time management and procrastination are the reason behind this, and it is crucial to learn how to manage not only our time, but how we use our time.

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My top 5 movies of the month

Hello internet buddies! I’m a movie addict, and today’s entry is about 5 movies i watched this month and that i would love to share with you today.

Tomboy poster

1) Tomboy (2011). I read a critic of this french movie on a magazine few years ago, only to borrow it from a dear friend of mine this October. And i must admit the movie is even better than it’s review. A touching story, a beautiful movie and incredible actress Zoe Héran.

My cousin Vinny poster

2) My cousin Vinny (1992). My Cousin Vinny is probably one of the most brilliant comedies i watched lately. There is simply so much to love about this movie.
First, this is not simply a slapstick comedy, the dialogue in this film is terrifically funny. The writers were able to turn a boring courtroom script into something extremely witty. Such an underrated comedy.

Wadjda poster

3) Wadjda (2012). The movie was the first feature film shot entirely in Saudi Arabia and the first feature-length film made by a female Saudi director (Haifaa El Mansour), the story itself isn’t attracting but the circumstances of the shooting, the reality the movie captures and the genuine acting of Waad Mohammed, who plays Wadjda turn this flick into a must watch. I saw the complete film on YouTube ( here’s the link ), and i think it beautifully portrays the Saudi women and how things are slowly changing.

Antoine et Antoinette poster

4) Antoine et Antoinette (1947). Jacques Becker transformed this french wafer-thin comedy romance into an encapsulation of the Parisian working class.The story gets under way when a valuable lottery ticket is lost, sending hero, heroine and us into a tizzy. If you enjoy good old’ black and white comedies, make sure you watch Becker’s movie.

WWW poster

5) What a wonderful world (2006). “Moroccan actor/director Faouzi Bensaïdi’s promiscuously stylish film is a new vision of an old culture, unveiling an uncommon Casablanca caught in a world-wide web of associations and consequences.”  (source) The genre of this movie is a little black, but it turns the movie into something visually inventive (i especially liked the James Bond 60’s inspired theme).

What movies did you especially enjoy this month? Feel free to comment in th section bellow, to share and like. Best vibes, xo

FZ