Monday, May 27, 2013

Cherish your life

More bombs are going off, more blood is shed and the death toll is rising. A new wave of bombings across Baghdad and in result more innocent people are killed. This bloody scene doesn't seem to be over any time soon. It's really frustrating and depressing. Last night, I was with a friend driving around Baghdad's streets desperately looking for beer to break out of the bad and sad mood. The scenery was dismal. The streets were empty, most shops were closed and some areas were completely dark due to power outtages. The liquor stores were all closed. But successfully, we managed to get some beer after we met a guy we know who then sent us to his relative's house. The guy was secretly selling alcohol from his own house after he was forced to close his liquor store.
We returned back to my friend's home and we enjoyed drinking beer and listening to some music just to forget the gloomy situation even for a bit.
Guys, if you are reading this and you are living in a sort of safer, more secure and freer place than Baghdad, don't take that security and freedom for granted. Always cherish your lives.
Good night, y'all.

10 comments:

David said...

Hi Caesar,

Its good to see you blogging again! :)

You taught me something new. I never heard of the Yezidis before. I read some of the link about them. They have some really ancient beliefs and some newer ones. They sound like an interesting people!

I see you are a fan of Borat. I saw the movie. Some parts were hilarious, others were really nasty! :p

I have heard some about the continuing violence in Iraq. I'm really sorry to hear things are still so bad. I wish there was something I could say or do that would help. What I can do is offer continued friendship. If you keep writing, I'll keep reading and I'll give what support I am able.

Take care,
David

Caesar of Pentra said...

@David
Heeeey ma friend. How are you? Long time no see. It's always good to hear again from good old friends after a long absence.
You taught me something new. I never heard of the Yezidis before. I read some of the link about them. They have some really ancient beliefs and some newer ones. They sound like an interesting people!
I'm glad to know that I introduced you to the Yezidis. Ever heard about Mandeanism? If not, you may check the link below
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mandeanism
Iraq is a multi-cultural, multiethnic and multi-religious society. It is the cradle of many prophets, religions and beliefs. You would be amazed that many issues and elements found in the Abrahamic faiths are taken/quoted from Mesopotamian mythology. I just hope the people here like you. Learn about new beliefs, exchange knowledge and try co-exist and accept one another.
I see you are a fan of Borat. I saw the movie. Some parts were hilarious, others were really nasty! :p
Jagshemash! My name a Borat. I like you. I like sex, Very nice.. Chinqui. :P
I have heard some about the continuing violence in Iraq. I'm really sorry to hear things are still so bad. I wish there was something I could say or do that would help. What I can do is offer continued friendship. If you keep writing, I'll keep reading and I'll give what support I am able.
Thank you, Dave. It's always great to hear such supportive words. I promise to continue blogging frequently. I always love to hear from good friends like you and Lynette. Oh speaking of the devil :P.. Do you know anything about her?

David said...

I'm doing ok. It has been a long time! Seems like most of my old blogging friends aren't blogging much any more. Its been a while since I posted anything at my blog.

The article on Mandeanism was interesting. I had not heard of them either. It sounds like the Mandaeans may have begun as a Jewish sect that migrated into the Persian Empire after the Romans destroyed Jerusalem. I'm sorry to hear that most of the Iraqi Mandaean community has fled the country. Like you, I wish that people could be more tolerant of each other. I have thought for a long time that what people do and how they treat each other are much more important that what they believe.

I have heard that some of the myths from the Old Testament actually originated from ancient Mesopotamian myths. If we could go back in time 5 or 6 thousand years, we would probably see people migrating from parts of what is now Iraq to many other places in the Middle East. Also, there was a lot of trade that flowed between East and West from ancient times. Myths traveled with the caravans.

I have seen Lynnette around for years, but I never got to know her. I saw that she visited Mel's blog recently though.

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David said...

Hey Caesar, where is your new post? :p

Just trying to encourage you to not disappear again!

What do you think about what is happening in Egypt? I thought Morsi was acting like a dictator and trying to impose his religious beliefs on all of Egypt. So, I'm not sorry he is out of power. But, I am very concerned about what his supporters will do. The world needs more tolerance!

Hope you are doing well!

Lynnette In Minnesota said...

Did I hear someone mention my name? :)

Caesar! How are you? Long time no see.

I'm so sorry to hear about what has been happening in Iraq. I had hoped for so much better for Iraq and her people.

Caesar? Are you still there?

Lynnette In Minnesota said...

P.S.

I still hang out over at Zeyad's comments section.

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Liton Islam said...

Great article posting. Thanks for sharing. Please keep it up to date.

Caesar of Pentra said...

Hello my friends. Thanks for never giving up on me. Lynn and David.. I'm happy to see you again.