Sunday, November 12, 2006

art's power

the power of art
the power of the pen finds its limits as a reminder of the 19 boxes that traveled today to under the soil of palestine.


Blogger laure ghorayeb said...

aussi cruel que celui de qana

4:25 PM  
Blogger Margaret said...

I had just felt uplifted after seeing your mom's rebuilt house with beads. Then I peaked at your blog and was reminded again of this week's senseless deaths.

That is why art is so amazing. It can remind you of both the extreme beauty and hope that exists as well as the horror. Thank you for encouraging people to see.

I have a question for you though. How do remain sane when people refuse to look? I can understand people who have just undergone extreme trauma needing to look away, but what about those that are living comfortable safe lives and have the power to use their voices and say no to the billions of dollars of military aid that caused the recent destruction of Lebanon, the continued explosion of cluster bombs, and the massacres in Palestine?

I get so upset that I wish I could shake people up, literally. Which of course doesn't work.


6:55 PM  
Blogger savonaroll said...

It's ok Mazen it was only a mistake...

9:31 PM  
Blogger vanessalala said...

ouai,et en plus ils sont désolés...

11:08 PM  
Blogger mazen said...

hahaha, you're right savonaroll. "they" "thought" it was some "terrorists" no? i wonder why the palestinian never said this after a kamikaze operation. something like: we're sorry... he didn't want to kill innocents... the suicide bomber didn't actually want to explode himself, he was just looking for a lighter in his pocket...

sometimes i would really like to believe that god exists just to know what he thinks of this crappy sphere we live on.

11:53 PM  
Blogger mazen said...

dear margaret,
i unfortunately think that in our days people become less and less shakable. they forget about the children corpses thay saw and that shocked them as soon as the news are finished and some hollywood movie or a stupid tv game is proposed to their brain to "clean it up."

11:57 PM  
Blogger jassem hindi said...

a horrible thing, and we have not seen the end of it.

2:27 AM  
Blogger elle said...


6:27 PM  
Blogger mazen said...

jassem it will never end until they get rid of you (and i hope they'll do soon).

7:29 PM  
Blogger mazen said...


7:29 PM  
Blogger elle said...

it all depends on our definition of a horrible act, our definition of consciousness and morality
(Machiavel et l'a-morale)

mais encore, je ne trouve rien a dire d'autre que le silence exprime par trois petits points. sont ils revelateurs? je ne sais plus.

11:16 PM  
Blogger mazen said...

chère elle,
je pense effectivement que les trois points expriment bien le silence face à la barbarie. et c'est pourquoi j'ai essayé de simuler un cri avec un point de suspension. c'est un peu comme si le trait enfonçait le clou qu'est le point.
mais le résultat est le même. face à l'impossibilité d'arrêter la folie, il ne nous reste qu'à la ponctuer.

11:44 AM  

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