Naguib Mahfouz: Dream 142

This empty plot of land is my sole inheritance. I call it “the ruin,” because it has been neglected for so long. After making a bit of money, I thought of building on it. Yet I didn’t make any progress, due to what I knew about the prevalence of fraud and financial corruption. Finally, I asked a wise woman who lived next to me, “Is there an honest person left in the world?” She answered that he indeed existed–but endless courage and resolve were needed in the ceaseless quest to find him.”… Read More

A Dream Within a Dream

It is by no means an irrational fancy that, in a future existence, we shall look upon what we think our present existence, as a dream. –Edgar Allan Poe

Gamal al-Ghitani: Pyramid Texts

A certain point… between east and west. She appears to him who is patient, who strives, struggles, exhausts himself, and thus becomes empowered. Her appointed hour never changes, her appearance being simultaneous with the sudden swelling of that music that comes from no source, from a place that can be neither identified nor delimited. None sees her but he to whom has been given the capacity …to withstand yearning and grief, to suppress his sighs. And the greater the effort made, the greater the clarity of the vision, so that the empowered… Read More

Naguib Mahfouz: Dreams of Departure

Many times we gathered in a spot between the fields and the main road, until once my friend told me that it wasn’t always a truly safe place to meet. From that moment I became disturbed, until one morning I awoke to a mighty commotion of shouts outside. Below my window I beheld a limitless crowd, in which nothing stood out but its boundless rage. –Naguib Mahfouz, Dreams of Departure

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