February 08, 2010

My Secret Wishes, Again

So a couple of years ago my aunt gave me a little advice to write down my wishes and say a little prayer everyday for them to come true. She also suggested that I should lit a candle for a Saint Antonio. But given that I didn't really believe in the candle part I ignored it and wrote my secret wishes here.

I prayed for them to come true everyday. Well to be honest, I prayed for them to come true in order. My wishes were S, E, I, M, H. By the "S" being the best case scenario, "E" second best and so forth.

But with every new day in the last couple of years one of these wishes became impossible to happen. The "H" became a nightmare, the "M" was already impossible and the "I" turned out to be the biggest mistake in my life. And to be honest, I was happy that I had the two best case scenarios left.
But apparently I was mistaken again to think that life would give me something that I think I need.

The "E" & the "S" were taken too.

And here I am back to my favorite square zero.

I don't even have a thing to wish for ...


insomniac said...


you should have given the candle a chance madam you were thinking "wishes"

think "hopes"

hope for all you want and isA, the best shall be yours :))

i had more things in mind to say bas el flu mas7a mokhy!

Noblese said...

Hi Shimaa,
One thing I learned is to hope/wish for something and then let it go ... with this you have given it to higher beings.

Hope all your dreams come true.

Have a good day.

p.s. am taking a break from packing ... God willing tomorrow to Cairo.

Shimaa Gamal said...

Hello Inso
How is the flu going? I am still coughing :(

You know, if I am to lit anything it will be a huge fire just to eat those wishes alive :)

I would need an extra hand, would you join? :) :)

Shimaa Gamal said...

Bonjour Noblese

It is a beautiful day in Cairo. And it will be a summer like week :)

So, isa you will be enjoying the sun and re-charging before getting back to freezing swis.

I will try your trick. I will let my hopes/ wishes go. I have a feeling it will work.

Where will you be staying in Cairo?

psycho said...

can i say hi

of course i can

so hi my miss

i just want give you my first visit
then we will continue


Anonymous said...

great post. I would love to follow you on twitter.

Shimaa Gamal said...

Hello psycho

Thanks for visiting, come back soon :)

hello Anonymous
Unfortunately my twitter account was suspended after it was hacked. And I wasn't really motivated to get back to twitter after that incident.
But I am buzzing on google :)

Yassminaz said...

But apparently I was mistaken again to think that life would give me something that I think I need.

this is actually what am saying to my self everyday!

mesh keda we bas ..always i dream , and other achieve them!

Shimaa Gamal said...

Hello Yasmin

You know I always remember the old alf liela we liela

el donia mabtdeesh me7tag

And I always say that life is just like taxis in Cairo, they are always available when someone else is offering a ride.

But who knows, maybe we will get something at the end.

Thanks for passing by :)

Yassminaz said...

and lately for that purpose..i decided not to be "me7tag" anymore ..gayez tegy el toba fel ma3toba :D

Ana elly thanks, i really like your blog :)

Shimaa Gamal said...

ya rab yakhty ya rab teegy el tooba fi el ma3tooba :) :) :)

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