5 Aug 2009

Every day is somebody's birthday



He was evil in appearance and he never wanted to try the goodness inside him.. his people kept writing him letters in order to facilitate the matter that suddenly came to complicate the way of seeing the true beauty , and he got their messages unwilling to put an end to that foolishness that entered his life.

She was a little child and she has not passed her 6th year.. she asked him for the first and the last time, " when is your birthday?" , and oh, as weird as shocking question was for him.


His tongue helped him to say nothing but " it's not your business.. and as well, I dont know".

"but it may be today"

After a while, a moment of contemplating, he was back to all his sweet memories, all the raindrops he ran under, and all the snowballs he made..

He remembered all the faces he met, all the advices he got and all the wisdom he missed to follow.

The first time he drove a car, the first time he felt lonley, the first time he loved, the first time he was loved and the first time he needed to scream.

That day was really his birthday..
It was not an immemorial past that made him forget his birthday.. it was a sight of some flat fruit that he had tasted some years ago.
If today was your birthday, let me say " happy birthday"

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The 31st of July, 00:00 ,a text message, " happy birthday" .. then.. another text..

04:20 am, other texts.. dad's one too..

4:20 am, the exact time when i was born, 17 years ago, when the sun was ready to come up, and then a decision to send its first ray, i came to the world, and i was named.. Shams..

In the morning, my sisters insisted that they prepare the room for the party.. we really wanted a little bit of happiness and hope..

I myself baked the cake, biscuit, and iraqi kubba, surely with juice and songs.. I was afraid in the beginning, but my brother kept encouraging me.. Panther, thanks so much..

My cousin -who came from Baghdad to share us our days- kept clapping with tears for how little girls can create optimism and love...

While i was about to blow the candles, S, a new dear friend sent me a text and reminded me to make a wish.. my thoughts were random, but it was the true time to get the renewal, the survival and the grandiose feelings..

Everyone liked to enjoy the spirit of the party.. we called our parernts and on the phone , dad kept singing " happy birthday to you.. happy birthday to you.."

I felt so happy, so extremely happy..
Mom, your time to say hello for your teenage daughter, your time to realize that she will NEVER let you down, she will always take you her highest model for you were not only a true mom, a true sister, a true daughter and a great respectful professor.. mom, your story will surely be told, and your emotions will surely be spread.. peace..

Something high keeps smiling for my days and surely for yours..

The smell of tomorrow diffuses for how everything can be DONE and how beautifully the Shams (=the Sun) can hang down upon us to warm our days and all our lives..
With nice breeze , white very few clouds and flowers all around, could you imagine the scene?

Sandybelle

33 comments:

Violet said...

God blesh ya dear.
Happy birth day , AGAIN:D

Ali said...

oh, little generous Shammosa. a new post!! thanks our dear.

your post is full of mercy and hope, finally, i made a wide smile.thanks again and may all your days be full of hope and happiness.

Yasser said...

That seems good
So u r happy now, not like ur past posts.
I like it the high spirit u have
Be always like that

My regards

Alfred said...

very beautiful post Sandybelle (or Shams), i hope all your days will be happy like those ones.. you seem a good cooker ;)

Mexican said...

this post and the one before are so great Shams.. you are very wonderful and i am happy for you because you could enjoy your party with your sisters. and i hope god will always bless you all.

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday to you too, today is my birthday, you are very nice. Mark

Al-Basri said...

bel3afya shammosa , be always happy little girl .

Anonymous said...

Lucky brother Mr. panther, because he has you. good luck.

Johny said...

Sandybelle, I am really so happy to hear you are getting better and your little sun is going to shine again. oops, what little sun?? you are a sun!! lol
you are really a true sun sends all her people love, peace and comfort. with my love Sandy

Anonymous said...

this is one of your happy moments

hope you enjoyd it

take care

James said...

very good news shams, you seem very happy. you are great ,our little iraqi friends, you can make THE MAGNIFICENCE WHILE YOU HAVE NOTHING..
but you have your great hearts and minds. you all! be blessed.

Judi said...

Hello miss Sandybelle,


I am very happy to be commenting here, your website is very wonderful and it explains the highness that a young little girl try to find. the words you use and the feelings you have, all refer to a great person, a person all the world shoud be proud of.
Thanks for your blog, it's the first time for me to meet people from Iraq. I will enjoy everything, I guess.

Hadia said...

A late happy birthday, shams:)

may all your days be happy and as sweet as you are.

Sam said...

lol Sandy, trust me girl, wen this shitty miserable life gives u million reasons to be sad, u be stronger and at least give life a one reason to smile back..
everytime i say, oh yea life getting better now, then i find out im wrong, its jst getting hotter and harder!!
take care girl and god bless y'all..

Sam said...

Oh Sandy i forgot,
i asked u to promise me wen u come to Baghdad, u'll get me a piece from ur Birthday cake, im not kiddin, i want it...lol
take care girl

James said...

Sandybelle, its so great to see you passing through these hard days with such an amazing strength, you are great and wonderful, I am waiting for more posts. let's see all your sides..

James said...

Sandybelle, its so great to see you passing through these hard days with such an amazing strength, you are great and wonderful, I am waiting for more posts. let's see all your sides..

From Australia said...

Great people always face hard times, you are great and you can do it.

Angela said...

You need a long time of relaxation, try to get it little kid.

Richie said...

May God bless you Sandybelle.I am sure that your next days will be more beautiful, and dont you forget to enjoy them.

David said...

It sounds like you had a very happy birthday Sandybelle! I am happy for you. :) I hope that your birthday wish will come true! Take care.

Wisam said...

Shammosa, you seem to be a wonderful cooker, lol.. a cooker, a writer, a doctor, a friend, a sister, a singer, a young mammy, an amateur fond of acting and a good daughter, so what does iraq need in more from a young girl like you? you are great and we deserve to meet such a wonderful person. and yes, i can imagine the scene ;)

Reem said...

stay always positive sandybelle, you are great shammosa.

Rasul said...

Thank God you are fine and happy.

زهرة الراوي said...

أولاً كل عام وإنتي بخير ..
إن شاء الله كل أيامج سعادة وهناء.

وصفج هنانة يخبل يجنن
طبعاً آني تخيلته :)

The smell of tomorrow diffuses for how everything can be DONE and how beautifully the Shams (=the Sun) can hang down upon us to warm our days and all our lives..
With nice breeze , white very few clouds and flowers all around, could you imagine the scene?

العنوان استثنائي .. استمري بكل شي .. لأن حلو اللي تكتبيه وأهم شي تشاركين اللي حولج لحظاتج .. آني سعيدة إني أعرفج :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks god you start enjoying your days.

Jessy said...

No more tears Sandybelle :) :) :)

S.W said...

happy birthday to you happy birthday to you , I'm glad that you had good times and fun
be safe

Ahlam said...

Sandybelle, there are many of the good and positive things ahead of you, so , you too should stay good and positive ;)

Dr.Human said...

Sandy :
You are a brave girl and strong
Happy birthday
I wish you all the best and luck

be safe

Lilly said...

Sandybelle, may God bless you and make all your days happy and sweet.

Ali said...

please, a new post.

ميس الخالدي said...

very nice post god bless you darling