my life in the sunshine
March 5, 2009 § Leave a comment
this is my arabic teacher. checking my homework for missing dots.
habibi and aza and stroller.
picking her nose. oooh…check out the bag on the back that i knitted and crocheted while i was in my last month of pregnancy.
these are some of the boys i teach dance to. during the taking of this picture they were hanging in the hall joking. two of them refused to get let the teacher cut their hair and this was their punishment until they relented…bad boys bad boys whatcha gonna do?
these scary dolls are everywhere in cairo. in any store that sells children’s clothes. and yes. their lips are painted black. they’ve got that look: no matter where i go it looks like they are watching me….
should we even talk about the politcs of colorism in the middle east? no. not today.
cairo at night. when this pic came up on the screen, aza starting pointing and saying: outside! outside! i should bother putting exclamation points lately it seems like nearly everything she says comes with a level of excitement not warranted by the situation…ahem…she also said outside! when she saw the scary stepford dolls.
and she screamed outside… when she saw the pic of these bikes parked near our apartment building…
today i have the mary j blige song: my life–running through my head
like: my life my life my life in the sunshine
when you look at my life
see what i see
when you look at my life see what i see
life can be only what you make it
when your feeling down you should never fake it
and all the negative energy it will all cease
and youll find the peace of mind
and things will work out fine
funny thing is when i first heard that song i didnt really like it. i guess i hadnt lived long enough.
if this connection was faster i would embed the video