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Quote of the day – Aziz Gattoufi

“I sit in doubt
You can’t appreciate
the good apple if you
haven’t taste the bad one
You are not a lion but a liar
A tiger to be precise
bad tiger to be humble
we have to settle down
we have to sit down
I hate the feeling of
you are right
And I’m wrong.”
Aziz Gattoufi
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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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Remembering my beloved dad

Today marks 20 years since my dad left us.
It’s comforting to know that
when it comes to the love and bond
between a father and his daughter,
there is no expiration date.
And his love and his spirit
will continue to live and linger on,
in my thoughts,
in my heart and
in my life.
Me and my dad on my first birthday!
“Say not in grief ‘he is no more ‘ but in thankfulness that he was.” – Hebrew Proverb
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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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Happy heavenly 88th Birthday, Dad

Hi Dad,
For many years after you left,
I felt the pain and burden of
all the things that were left unsaid.
I had like a thousand questions to ask you
and a thousand reasons not to.
Through your life struggles and illness
you had shown me what truly matters in this world.
But today, I’ll remember you in the happiest way.
Thoughts of you make me smile,
knowing you are now free and
and resting peacefully in heaven.
“Happy 88th birthday, Dad!
May the angels sing joyously to you today.”
“Deeply, I know this, that love triumphs over death. My father continues to be loved, and therefore he remains by my side.” – Jennifer Williamson

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Happy Heavenly Birthday, Dad!

“May the winds of heaven whisper softly in your ear –
Happy Heavenly Birthday, Dad!  
Thinking of you today on your special day.
Sending you much love and loving thoughts.
Until we meet again on the other side of the rainbow!”

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“The life of the dead is placed on the memories of the living.
The love you gave in life keeps people alive beyond their time.
Anyone who was given love will always live on in another’s heart.”
Marcus Tullius Cicero