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Quote of the day – Aziz Gattoufi

“When you know and nobody else need to know
When both of you know you both know
There is no need for anyone else to know
When you don’t know
And you know
No need to ask questions
When you don’t know and you don’t know
that’s bliss. –
Aziz Gattoufi [22.1.21]
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Quote of the day – Aziz Gattoufi

‘’Bring your past and forgive him’’ 
Bring your past and forgive him
Forgive his sins
Forgive his nonsense 
Forgive his arrogance 
Forgive his innocence 
His eyes rolling please for him
Forgive his curiosity 
His kindness
Forgive him for loving so much 
Hating so much
For talking so much
For being wise
For giving advice
For lying
For procrastinating 
For getting high
For not praying
For all the possibilities of ex’s
But also, the possibilities of sexes
For breaking your heart
For being jealous
For being formal
For being offensive 
For being defensive
For surrounding myself with wall of fame wall of china and strategy of the art of war
Forgive him for his messiness his natural chaos 
Forgive him for his vanity but also for his help and aid to people around him
Forgive him to be poisonous
Forgive him to be a blessing 
Forgive him for being a curse
Forgive him for not listening 
Forgive him for listening
Forgive him for being too clear
Forgive him for being an asshole
Forgive him for cheating
Forgive him for being loyal
Forgive him for you 
Forgive him for me
So please bring your past and forgive him 
Let him grow 
And let the EGO hurt no more!
Please let the ego hurt no more
Please let the ego hurt no more
Please let the ego hurt no more

Aziz Gattoufi

Aziz Gattoufi, a dear friend and a beautiful soul with many talents! [https://www.facebook.com/GattoufiArt]

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Poem by Aziz Gattoufi

A beautiful painting by my dear friend, Aziz Gattoufi

Face the fact

No need to react

Create stress out of air

A nice way to recycle your dilemma

Somehow

Somewhere

Those are the guidelines

For a life you didn’t choose

For a life full of surprises

Happiness will be on the way

Searching for a harbour that doesn’t exist

A boat searching for its own sea

He realised he was on the mountain

And the fantasy to meet his loved mermaid was merely a dream

Now he came back to reality to face the dragon

You are expected

You are suspected

Until you are suspended,

Until you are accepted in the realm

Of total happiness

Of my illusion

The moment I talk to you

The moment I commit

The moment vanished into a galaxy of thoughts and intuitions

See you when I don’t see you

Seal it.”

Aziz Gattoufi [17.11.20]

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Quote of the day – Aziz Gattoufi

My friend Aziz is an art and French teacher in Sydelle’s school and after school, he’s a Futsal coach.  I have been inspired by his dedication, enthusiasm, and passion for teaching.  And he’s a teacher with a big heart too.  Sydelle once told me that Aziz bought them paint and brushes so they could paint during art lesson instead of using the same old oil pastel.  Aziz is also a person with many talents – Artist (Abstract Art), Photographer (BW)/Aikidoka.
Today, Aziz shared with me a short poem and said it’s okay for me to post.  I think it’s simple, sweet, but deep.

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How much is too much…
Is your love to me …
As the air we breathe…
It’s never free
Aziz Gattoufi [13.06.18]

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Remembering my aunt

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Hello Aunt Ying

I can’t believe it’s been a year since you left us.

I thought about you often after your passing.

And you even appear in my dream twice.

I’m glad you’re now free and at peace,

re-united again with grandma, uncle PW, and my dad.

I believe they were there to welcome you with open arms.

Only when I was in my 20s and started working

that I got to know you better.

 You seemed stern and strict to us when we were young.

But the truth was you were kind, understanding and witty.

And you were the aunt who would call me occasionally

to see how I was doing and for that I thank you.

Today, I want to remember

… your beautiful smile

… your warm hug

…your caring heart

…your love for gardening,

and your beautiful garden.

Also to  let you know that

you’re in our thoughts today and

we believe your spirit still lives among us.

Memories of you will continue

to linger in our hearts and

 we will always miss you.

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Time to PONDer

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I have always been fascinated
by ponds – big, medium or small. 
Some are natural,  others may come
with lovely sculptures or refreshing fountains.
But, my favourite is the pond that has healthy
well-fed Koi swimming in it.
I visited a Catholic church recently and
I was delighted to see a beautiful pond
with a statue of Jesus Christ.
And when I took a closer look
I was thrilled to see a group of energetic
Koi swimming in the pond.
Just watching the Koi makes me glad.
I feel peace within and at the same time intrigued 
by these amazing Koi, for they embody  
a  kind of quiet beauty and mystery.
And I can’t help but ponder
on the importance of
love, unity, and friendship.

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Why, Lord? – NBC

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“Why, Lord?” I cried
when I heard about the massacre
in Las Vegas that night.
I recall the last such incident
that I prayed and wished
it would be the last.
Why did this lone gunman kill 
all those innocent people?
Was it because of too much hatred
and lack of love?
Was he distraught, brainwashed
or think he can play God?
But who am I to question you, Lord.
For your thoughts are not my thoughts.
I pray that you’ll comfort
the families that are grieving,
those who got hurt and need speedy healing.
I plead for you to stir and awaken
the hearts of those in power
to make it a little harder for
 a reckless man like him
to gun down people.
May we who feel so powerless
continue to stand strong in unity 
and do our small part
to make this world a safer
and better place to live.

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