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Hello English-speaking readers. As you can notice, almost all of the posts published here in my personal blog have been written in Arabic. This post is going to be written in English, though! In the past few days, I have decided to shift languages to make sure that my voice reaches those faraway lands, and because I want my thoughts and words to leave a good mark on as many minds as I can, and to inspire as many souls as possible.
Let’s start from the name of my blog: OnLife. It is formed like the internet related term “online”. It did not take me a long time to pick up, or even invent a name for my blog. While I am surrounded by so many “off life” people who do not live but only exist, I can feel that urge to stay fully alive. Four years ago when I first started blogging, I immediately choose OnLife because that is the very essential part of writing for me; it keeps me onlife. It makes an intensive sense of life rushes through my veins. Writing helps me see better, smell better, sense better, and live better. During the process of observation I frequently practice, I find my mind fully present, aware, and I find it curving stories that need to be immediately written down.
Another reason why I have chosen that name is that I desire to be immortal. Are the ancient Egyptian genes in my blood speaking right now? Probably yes! The birth date of my blog is the same birth date of me; the 10th of June. And yes, we both are Gemini! I was thinking is not it ironical that I celebrate my birthday while with each one I get closer to death?! As far as I am concerned, after the worms eat my flesh, there is no better way to make me stay alive than the stories I write. The sentences in these stories will always have little parts of the soul within. That would make me satisfied when I death is closer, when I am dead.
Many thanks go to all my English speaking friends who have been encouraging me and reminding me that what I write matters although many of them do not understand every word I write in Arabic, but they still love it when interpreted into English. Other posts in English will follow. Hopefully you find them a beautiful thing to read and think about. Till the next post salam ya people!