Sunday, June 05, 2005Tales From the Thousand and One Nights, contains a short story called "The Historic Fart". Running to my father's lap and reading this story to him, he found it so funny, he'd make me retell it to any guests visiting our home, with a proud smile on his face. A little summary of the story goes like this:
It recounts the humorously lamentable story of a young man called Abu Hasan who, upon his wedding night, “let fly a fart, great and terrible” that shamed him into abandoning his bride and house full of startled guests. Thereafter '9irt, for its sanitary and respectful nature, acquired such attention that records were kept indicating the first time a person of distinction was heard to break wind. Thus, in conversation with a stranger, it was not uncommon for an Arab proudly to say: “I was born on the very night that Abu-Hasan farted!”
This isn't just a story of of a legendary fart, this is a story of how something embarrassing can often go unforgotten!
On that note ladies and gentleman, fellow bloggers, and silent observers lurking in the shadows, I wish to thank you for being great readers over the last 7 months and being interested in what I have had to write which represented my views and my views alone. I started the blog on impulse, blogged continuously on impulse, and now wish to end it on impulse. I refer my readers to other great Bahraini bloggers out there, both the established and the new, whose links you will find on the left of this page. One worthy of a special mention is the blog of Ward and Wardah - the painful story of exile, prison, and government tyranny.
I wish, like the legendary Historic Fart, to be remembered imemorially as the passionately cocky Bahraini blogger who babbled on for 7 months and then decided to shut up.
Maybe we'll meet again in another life or should I say, another blog... but for now I bid u farewell.
(PS i'll keep comments on for another week or so to wrap up the discussions before this blog becomes totally defunct).