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My self-summary
Between thinking that nothing can truly summarize a person, and between believing that vanity is a sin, I can try to attempt a 'short' self-summary.
I am an Egyptian who works in the arts (have been for the past 8 years), I travel quite frequently (mainly to Europe) and I am always fascinated by meeting new people and seeing different places. I have infinite curiosity in the world around me and I am always excited to explore more :)
What I’m doing with my life
Currently working with a few museums (MoMA, Arab Museum of Modern Art,...etc) and working with artists and trying to maintain my sanity, which I think is a full-time job, in the context of where I live and where I come from.
I’m really good at
daydreaming, listening to people, taking care of people, writing, baking, kissing and I can criticise anything if given the chance..
The first things people usually notice about me
my nose! [so they say, but I don't believe that], I think my voice or my accent
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
a] mainly non-fiction, I am surprising myself by enjoying reading in history (reading Memory and the Mediterranean by Braudel at the moment). Anything with outstanding prose always gets me
b] many especially anything with exceptional cinematography... I am a sucker for visuals and beautiful costume design (yes here goes the gay stereotype) Frida, Silent Light, The Mirror, Dersu Uzala, Querelle, Lion in Winter, The Tokyo Story, Elizabeth (both parts), 2046, Isadora, Ladies in Lavender, Mrs Brown, ,...
c] Billie holiday, Nina Simone, Sarah Vaughan, Roberta flack, KD Lang, The Carpenters, soul, female vocal jazz, World music, Mercedes Sosa, Chavela Vargas, Cesaria Evora
d] Italian, French
Six things I could never do without
I am not sure... I will have to think about that.. my books (and they are many!), a fountain pen and a Moleskin notebook! Physical contact, I love kissing, cuddling, hugging, most forms of physical affection are very important to me.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
death, metaphysics, God, justice, the bottom of the sea, mythology, religion, Time, gender, what makes something beautiful (and some other more intimate thoughts I am happy to share in private *wink*)
On a typical Friday night I am
out with friends, writing, watching something interesting
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
there is a whole universe inside as Rumi says, ask away..
You should message me if
you are interested in having an intelligent conversation, curious about the life of someone from half-way across the globe, believe in serendipity, like what I said, liked my pics, and like someone said, "if you are a top" (wink) or just because you felt like it :)
The two of us