Monday, August 27, 2007

Moving Soon


Due to many technical problems, all Sasmen© photos (except for Lebanon's photos) will be moved to the username sasmen on Webshots.
This will take a big time because Webshots technical support refused to make the transfer by themselves, so i will have to upload each album again. (New links will be provided for all the old albums).

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Fingers Work...


Richard Clayderman 1999 Live in Tokyo Classic Medley

In face of this music, I stay silent… I don’t hear anything else around except my heart’s beats…
While reading the musical notes, and seeing the fingers perfect work, I feel like a paralyzed beast with no more power to harm…
A melody is like a story, where the actor and the spectator are you…
While it progresses my heart slows down, and every memory flies in my space… bad or beautiful, they are mixed together to draw the best paint ever…
This heavenly music puts on all my body ways to feel… even I can taste it… and how does it taste?
Just like when you mix salt and sugar…

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Casinos & The “Family” Spirit


I always asked about liberty… and till now surely no one gave me the real meaning of this frequently spoken term…
It is easy to say “I don’t want to have limits” and “I don’t want to be attached to someone or something”… “I will do all what I want to do and no one has to ask me a simple question… I’m free...”
Practicing all this maybe somewhat difficult, seeing the human communities’ rules (without entering now in the issue that they are good or not)… but there is still many persons doing it on their way…
What about the ones who enter in a life sharing process? And its typical example is a family?
I don’t know if we may say that the self freedom may change when someone is married; but I don’t think so… It may be explained and lived in a different way… but it always exists…
A family is not something we can play with… not just this, a family is a unit, composed of many members having the same rights and surely the same freedom (I’m not talking about oriental families)…
For both of these examples or these two extremes, the end of their freedom is when it may “hurt” others…
No one living without rules has the right to kill or destroy someone’s life… and so, nor a father neither a mother or even children has the right to destroy the family life… surely I mean by their own decision and without discussing such a complicated issue between them…

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Casinos and the dream of cheap fortune… playing there is a disease more than a habit…
It is something more than the simple idea of having fun…
These centers are typically made for the ones who “are not sure”… who want to “try”… who believe in “luck”…
I believe that the ones who go there “must not” make a family, that’s how no body cares if they lose something or everything…
If they are not sure, how can they take a decision to marry… or was it someone else’s decision?
If they want to try, their family is not the place to do it…
The big question is: why do casinos and their games destroy families? The answer is in what they intend to hide; and they may hide by lying and even beating everyone who questions them…
Maybe everything is due to the psychosis of “always losing”…
And if they really believe in luck, I assure them that the only one who is “lucky” is the casino’s owner…
While the bad “luck” is the death of their family spirit…

Friday, August 17, 2007

Only!


Invalides Musuem, Paris

"Only the dead have seen the end of war". Plato
If you want to hear or not, do not seem to be the issue… the news are still there and they are bad!
Day after day we are expanding our killing machinery… a sward is now rockets and bombs… and the full power actually is to own an intercontinental messenger of mass destruction…
Who can give us a guarantee that the countries racing to collect these arms will not use it against us… for a reason we know or we don’t know… for an idea we may accept or not…
They teach us that an arm is in the “good hands” and surely it must not reach the “evil hands”… as if the hand holding an arm can be good enough to discuss for example or to make or to restore a stolen peace…
Aren’t we sick enough in the 21th century from the world leaders mentality (if they are in this position and not the companies manufacturing or trading war machinery), while their only accepted (at least by me) role is to restrict the distribution of arms, reinforce the police and dissolute armies… and work mainly on the “border home security” not on the “overseas” one!
Didn’t we get enough blood and pain around the world from their wills to make more money and/or dominate and eliminate many communities from the world’s map?!
Isn’t shame on humanity (if it still exists!) that millions are dying from famine, while billions of billions are expensed on the war programs around the world, and surely no one country is excluded!
Will we follow the evolution, and just make our “wars” in doing more beautiful things?
Can we just do an honest competition between countries and be “one for all, all for one”?

I believe in what Plato said, because the result of every war is surely another one… and really, no one will hear or see its end but dead!
Seeing people dying for a reason or without a one makes me pray everyday to see the end of all this shit before the end of my journey…
Maybe it is a huge request, but as I accept everything, I would change it to “see a feeling filling the heart of everyone… a feeling that opens our eyes to see that an action or a reaction we make may hurt, so what about a ball or a bomb we send to kill someone (that we don’t know most probably)… it may kill him and all the ones who love him (physically or mentally)… and if you hate him, may you think that he has a father, a mother, a husband/wife, a son or a daughter waiting for him to put a kiss on their front every night… just like everyone of us wants to do”…
It is a big and hazy idea… maybe you are right!
Well, can we please tolerate each other? I don’t want more!

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Timeless



Timeless

The music you are hearing is the consequence of my fingers touching her hair, and of her angelic wings caressing my soul…
That’s what I do feel with each hug… peace and eternity…
Wherever I go and whatever I do, I’m her and she is me…
And because I adore her, life is timeless…

Thursday, August 09, 2007

The Face That Protects…

Louvre Musuem, Paris
Sassine El Nabbout Photography

Smiling… he cannot do it with a wooden face!
Crying… maybe it is possible because his eyes are still open to air… but crying is shame and he will never do it…
If they know his real face, no one will love him… that’s what he thinks…
He put it on just to protect himself, but from what?
From their wooden faces or from what they could say about him?
And if they do so! What will happen?
When will he understand that the ones who are intending to talk, have the same face, and all what they do is letting him feel shame from his life… but why? Just to make him busy so he will not see their eyes, which are full of fear and lies…
Don’t be so surprised if he doesn’t trust you… he will never do it… because the one who is behind a mask will think the mask is yours… yes! Complete denial…
I cannot understand really how he lives… He don’t face off until he go to bed, but hugs it all the night… and unfortunately waits awake till the morning to put it again…
Don’t cry… he don’t know what you are feeling… don’t you know the equation: face on, heart off…

Saturday, August 04, 2007

Beautiful Memorable Moments...

Melbourne, Australia
July, 2007

The Soul Of Lebanon



The Soul Of Lebanon
As soon as the rain don't stop, the flowers will live forever... That is LEBANON, his soul is eternal as soon as we don't stop crying for him...

Friday, August 03, 2007

Lebanon

W Durant “A great civilization is not conquered from without until it has destroyed itself from within".

In the past, communities protected themselves by closing their doors and windows… now no one can do it… the world is reforming… a complete and unopposed process is invading the earth…
Communities are being collected and united… so there is no more place for small countries or small groups in the future…
Even more, every small community has to fuse in the biggest ones or she will die… and fusion is death in any way!
The search for an identity is no more a question… the one who didn’t decide his identity yet is too much late…
Actually, the big ones are booking their tickets to get inside the new ship…
While us, the Lebanese are talking about division… and we are divided…
Our politicians are rising a paper (we put in their hands by error or by chance or by being completely dumb) that they think it is a ticket… and it is not a black market because everyone knows to whom they want to sell it…
The strange issue is that no one wants to buy, but everyone wants to play with… maybe because the big ones are seeing the paper in the hand of a Lebanese politician filled with: choose me please… and in the hand of his opponent: No, don’t choose him, choose me please…

When you hear this, you can smile or just cry when you see how we are or what we do to reserve a parliamentary place…
While we have to prepare ourselves for the bad news, because the decision that everyone talks about is already taken… the place of Lebanon in the new world is…

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Back!!


Yes! I'm back unfortunately!
With new eyes... a new vision of life, future and the world!
But specially with a new pain, and an intolerable loneliness!
All what i hope is to be back there not as soon as possible, but now!