July 12, 2008

On Hassan and Morcos movie…

Posted in English, Movies Reflections, Reflections at 7:42 pm by Rou...

On January 7, 2006, my mother, my father and I attended the wedding of our neighbor’s daughter (and one of my close friends)… The very next day my father passed away…

 

I wasn’t home when it happened, my mother was home alone with him, and when the heart strike attacked him, she didn’t call any of us, but she rather went to our neighbor who wasn’t home, but her son who happened to be a doctor was there… He – alone – moved my late dad to his own car and drove him to the nearest hospital along with my mother… however; by the time they arrived there my dad had already passed away…

 

The very next day, our neighbor’s daughter (the bride) and her husband came to solace us before they go to their honeymoon (The very first visit she does after one day of her marriage would be wearing black! No comment!)………

 

Throughout the first few days after our loss, lots of people used to come to our home for condolences, and most of our neighbor’s chairs, glasses and coffee cups were at our home… She was the one who brought us coffee beans early in the morning and used to prepare coffee and tea for the visitors and organize the seats in the reception all day long before they arrive and after they leave…

 

And now, her daughter and son are both in the states and she doesn’t stay here long; moving between her other home in Banha and any of her children’s homes in the states… But, she still insists on keeping a copy of her apartment’s keys with us for emergencies…

 

I happened to be Muslim, and our neighbor happened to be Christian…

 

This is only one example to the thoughts that Hassan and Morcos movie triggered into my mind… it would take me pages and pages to write the rest of them down and I don’t think any of you would be interested in all this personal thoughts and memories…

 

I just wanted to say that I so much liked the movie, even with the direct messages it sent… See, sometimes the message has to be said out clearly… yemken elnas tebdtedy tefoo2 before it’s too late…

 

One last comment… as I walked out of the cinema I noticed that nobody was uttering a word………………

 

 

All the best,

Rou…

 

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4 Comments »

  1. D said,

    Rou.. Ouch! I cried reading that! And actually, though I haven’t seen the movie, I can definitely read the signs.. I was in a Christian school, I’m sure you know that, and we all lived together as a family, and I’m under the impression that things are not as smooth as they were when I was in school..

    I don’t know why, but I honestly hope they get better… and deep inside of me.. I KNOW THEY WILL and SOON isA!

  2. sleeplessrou said,

    Ya Dee…. I cried while writing it myself… But, I am sorry you cried while reading it… Didn’t intend to spread a blue scent…

    you know, for quite a long time my 2 intimate friends from college were christians, and this was NEVER an issue between us… and even though somehow we are not as close as we used to be due to life’s busyness… but we are still on a very good terms with each other till this very moment… and I still have some very other close friends who are christians too… and it will NEVER be an issue with me…

    We cannot judge each other… Only God can judge people…

    As for things getting better with this issue…. I hope for this too… But frankly speaking, am not as optimistic as you… and unfortunately, I see that scene finale of the movie coming in the horizon… Rabena Yostor ba2a!

  3. your words of the personal experience are touching awy ya Rou .. can’t help having tears in my eyes 😦

    I am hearing contradicting opinions about the movie .. I will wait until I watch it myself

  4. sleeplessrou said,

    I so much liked the movie ya Dido… I had a few comments on it yes, but overall I liked it… It conveys a very important message that we all need to get alert to begad…

    And… am sorry I brought tears to your eyes 😦


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