"Gather Ye Rosebuds While Ye May" is a poem by Robert Herrick. This poem portrays our existence on earth, and that people age as life goes on, and everything becomes boundless. Herrick here urges people to take advantage of youth and energy while they may! The poem is in the genre of carpe diem, to seize the day.
Monday, March 23, 2009
Ahmed, My Nephew
A conversation between my sister and her 7 year old son...
Mom: Yes honey
Ahmed: I don't want to go to school tomorrow! I don't want to go to school... period.
Mom: That's fine by me... but why?
Ahmed: I know how to speak both English and Arabic just fine, and I also have some basics in French. I think I am covered
Mom: OK! No worries, but just answer one question for me, Okay?
Ahmed: Yes mommy
Mom: What does globalization mean?
Ahmed: I mean I am Arabic, and such word in English is no big deal to me
Mom: Fine, then tell me what is عولمه (which is a translation of the same word in Arabic)
Ahmed: Well, what I really meant is that I am Kuwaiti.
Mom: Fine. Then don't go to school
At the gas station
Mom: See that guy filling our car with gas? The poor man did not get the chance to finish school
Mom: So Ahmed... .when you grow up, just tell me which gas station you like and I will work all kind of "wasta" (connections) for you
At night, before Ahmed went to bed
Mom: Yes honey?
Ahmed: Please wake me up for school tomorrow
Mom: Sure :-) Good night baby :-*
Ahmed: Good night mom