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DAS MAGAZINE VOLUME 3 FINAL

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‫‪August 2019-2020‬‬ ‫‪Volume 3‬‬ ‫‪Life turned upside down amidst COVID-19‬‬ ‫‪and here is‬‬ ‫‪THE DAS MAG Family's take on it‬‬ ‫‪THE‬‬ ‫‪DAS MAG‬‬ ‫ا ﻘﻠﺒﺖ اﻟﺤﻴﺎة رأ ًﺳﺎ ﻋﻠ ﻋﻘﺐ؛ ﺑﺴﺒﺐ ﻇﻬﻮر وﺑﺎءّ ﻛﻮرو ﺎ اﻟﻤﺴﺘﺠ ّﺪ‬ ‫ﻓ اﻟﻌﺎﻟﻢ‪ ،‬وﻓ ﻫﺬﻩ اﻷوﺿﺎع ﻳﻬﺪي ﻓﺮﻳﻖ ﻣﺠﻠﺔ ﻣﺪارس‬ ‫اﻟﻈﻬﺮان ﻫﺬا اﻹﺻﺪار ﺗﻀﺎﻣ ً ﺎ ﻣﻊ أﻓﺮاد اﻟﻤﺠﺘﻤﻊ اﻟﺬﻳﻦ ﻳﻌﻴﺸﻮن‬ ‫ﻫﺬﻩ اﻟﻈﺮوف ‪ ،‬راﺟﻴﻦ ﻣﻦ اﻟﻠﻪ أن ﺗ ﻮ ﻮا ﻓ أﺗ ّﻢ اﻟﺼ ّﺤﺔ واﻟﻌﺎﻓﻴﺔ‪.‬‬ ‫‪COVID-19‬‬ ‫‪Edition‬‬



Founder ‫اﻟﻤﺆﺳﺲ‬ Layan Al-Jandan ‫ﻟﻴﺎن اﻟﺠﻨﺪان‬ Co-founder ‫ﺷﺮﻳﻚ اﻟﻤﺆﺳﺲ‬ Deem Aluajan ‫اﻟﻌﻮﺟﺎن‬ ‫دﻳﻢ‬ Art Director ‫اﻟﻤﺴﺘﺸﺎر اﻟﻔﻨﻲ‬ Lama Alkunaizi ‫اﻟﺨﻨﻴﺰي‬ ‫ﻟﻤﻰ‬ Mentor ‫اﻟﻤﺮﺷﺪ‬ Mrs. Halla Angawi ‫اﻟﻤﻌﻠﻤﺔ ﻫﻼ ﻋﻨﻘﺎوي‬ Editors ‫اﻟﻤﺤ ّﺮرون‬ Mrs. Halla Angawi ‫ ﻫﻼ ﻋﻨﻘﺎوي‬/‫اﻟﻤﻌﻠﻤﺔ‬ Mrs. Wafa Bin Sadeeq ‫ وﻓﺎء ﺑﻦ ﺻﺪﻳﻖ‬/‫اﻟﻤﻌﻠﻤﺔ‬ Writers ‫اﻟﻜُ ّﺘﺎب‬ Batool Alaskar ‫اﻟﻌﺴﻜﺮ‬ ‫ﺑﺘﻮل‬ Sarah Alshamekh ‫اﻟﺸﺎﻣﺦ‬  ‫ﺳﺎرة‬ Najla Alothman ‫اﻟﻌﺜﻤﺎن‬ ‫ﻧﺠﻼء‬ Batool Abdulsalam ‫اﻟﺴﻼم‬ ‫ﻋﺒﺪ‬ ‫ﺑﺘﻮل‬ Lamar Alkaka ‫اﻟﻜﺎﻛﺎ‬ ‫ﻟﻤﺎر‬ Jana Al Dakhil ‫اﻟﺪﺧﻴﻞ‬ ‫ﺟﻨﺎ‬ Lama Al Khunaizi ‫اﻟﺨﻨﻴﺰي‬ ‫ﻟﻤﻰ‬ Melaph Aljuhani ‫اﻟﺠﻬﻨﻲ‬ ‫ﻣﻴﻼف‬ Yara AlHaidari ‫اﻟﺤﻴﺪري‬ ‫ﻳﺎرا‬ Juri Alhuthali ‫اﻟﻬﺬﻟﻲ‬  ‫ﺟﻮري‬ Thuraya Alsabri ‫اﻟﺼﺒﺮي‬ ‫ﺛﺮﻳﺎ‬ ‫اﻟﺠﺒﺮ‬ ‫دﻻل‬ Dalal AlJabr ‫اﻟﻌﻮﺟﺎن‬ ‫دﻳﻢ‬ Deem Aluajan Artists ‫اﻟﻔ ّﻨﺎﻧﻮن‬ Lama Dulli ‫دﻟﻲ‬  ‫ﻟﻤﻰ‬ Retaj Al-Helal ‫اﻟﻬﻼل‬ ‫رﻳﺘﺎج‬ Sahar Alaswad ‫ﺳﺤﺮ اﻷﺳﻮد‬ Researchers ‫اﻟﺒﺎﺣﺜﻮن‬ Dalal AlJabr ‫اﻟﺠﺒﺮ‬ ‫دﻻل‬ Leena Alghamdi ‫اﻟﻐﺎﻣﺪي‬ ‫ﻟﻴﻨﺎ‬ Magazine Designer ‫ﻣﺼ ّﻤﻢ اﻟﻤﺠﻠﺔ‬ Layan Aljandan ‫ﻟﻴﺎن اﻟﺠﻨﺪان‬ THE DAS MAG dasmag.webnode.com [email protected] THE DAS MAG is based in Dhahran Ahliyya Schools Anas Ibn Malik St, Al Dawhah Al Janubiyah, Dhahran 34452

‫‪Dedicated to the individuals who are living‬‬ ‫‪through the outbreak of COVID-19.‬‬ ‫‪Stay safe.‬‬ ‫إﻫﺪاء إﻟ اﻷﻓﺮاد اﻟﺬﻳﻦ ﻳﻌﻴﺸﻮن ﻓ وﻗﺖ ﻇﻬﻮر‬ ‫ﻣﺮض ﻛﻮرو ﺎ اﻟﻤﺴﺘﺠ ّﺪ‪ ،‬ﺮﺟﻮ ﻣ ﻢ اﻟﻤﺤﺎﻓﻈﺔ ﻋﻠ‬ ‫ﺳﻼﻣﺘ ﻢ وﺻﺤﺘ ﻢ‪.‬‬

‫\"اﻟﺠﻤﻴﻊ ﻳﺮﻳﺪ اﻟﻌﻴﺶ ﻓﻲ ﻗـ ّﻤﺔ اﻟﺠﺒﻞ‬ ‫ﺗﻏﻴﺴﺮﻠّـﻣﻘﺪﻪر\"ﻏﻛﺎﻴﺑﺮﻦﻳأﻴ ّنﻞﺳﻏﺮّﺎارﻟﺴﺳﻴﻌﺎﺎدﻣةﺎﻳرﻜﻛﻴﻤﺰﻦ ﻓﻲ‬

TABLE OF CONTENTS Looking into the Future...1 ‫ﻋﺪ ّوﻧﺎ اﻟ ّﺼﻐﻴﺮ‬...2 Creativity is the Ocean of Our Minds...3 Time Cure...7 Introducing the Artist Lama Dulli and the Inspiration Behind her Abstracts...9 The State of Serenity...11 Color the Blanks ...15 Blindfolding the Truth..19 Gazing at the Colors....23 Have Faith...27 Quarantine: A Blessing in Disguise...28 What it Means to Be Human...29 Eight Trends We All Miss - Lets Get Nostalgic Together...31 Keys to Happiness…Say What?!...32 The Bright Side of a Dark Time: 8 Positive Things Happening Amid COVID-19....36 Mindfulness...39 ‫ﺧ ّﻄﻂ ﻟﺤﺠﺮك اﻟﻤﻨﺰﻟﻲ‬...40 ‫اﻟﺤﺠﺮ اﻟﻔﻨ ّﻲ‬...41 ‫ﺗﻔﻜّﺮوا‬...43 Case Study: What Did Quarantine Teach You Most about Yourself?...47



LOOKING INTO THE FUTURE By Juri Alhuthali After all of this is said done and this plague is far gone. We must come together and move on as one. Not as a divided community full of hate,  but a community that embodies love and peace. It is said to be impossible, It is said to be but a mere dream. However I urge you all to look around. This virus may have hurt us, and yet it has also enlightened us. In this time of hardship people from all over the world are coming together Bettering their community and making each other smile. Although it is sad to see that it takes a pandemic for us to look at each other in a better light. This pandemic has taught us two valuable, cherishable lessons.  It has taught us that we can not hide behind technology. It has taught that we are weak in the face of nature. It has also taught us that in the face of difficult times, Community is what keeps us sane. Our love for each other. So my dear friends, look to the future with joy, Look to the future as a new slate;  a gift to start anew ‫\"اﻟﺠﻤﻴﻊ ﻳﺮﻳﺪ اﻟﻌﻴﺶ ﻓﻲ ﻗـ ّﻤﺔ اﻟﺠﺒﻞ‬ To work together ‫ﺗﻏﻴﺴﺮﻠّـﻣﻘﺪﻪر\"ﻏﻛﺎﻴﺑﺮﻦﻳأﻴ ّنﻞﺳﻏﺮّﺎارﻟﺴﺳﻴﻌﺎﺎدﻣةﺎﻳرﻜﻛﻴﻤﺰﻦ ﻓﻲ‬ To listen to each other To defend each other  As though we were one nation. Do not let this pandemic break us  Allow it to bring us together For, united, we are unbreakable. 1  | THE DAS MAG

‫ﻋﺪ ّوﻧﺎ اﻟ ّﺼﻐﻴﺮ‬ ‫ﺑﻘﻠﻢ ﺑﺘﻮل اﻟﻌﺴﻜﺮ‬ ‫ﻓﻲ ﻏﻔﻠ ٍﺔ ﻣ ّﻨﺎ وﻣﻦ ﺑﻌﻴﺪ … أﺗﺎﻧﺎ ذﻟﻚ اﻟ ّﺪﺧﻴﻞ‬ ‫ﺻﻐﻴﺮ ﻳﺰول ﻋ ّﻤﺎ ﻗﺮﻳﺐ … ﺿﺤﻜﻨﺎ ﻗﻠﻨﺎ أﻛﻴﺪ‬ ‫ﺷﻬﺮ ﻃﺎل وﻳﻌﺪﻧﺎ ﺑﺎﻟﻤﺰﻳﺪ … أرﻫﻖ أﺧﺎﻧﺎ اﻟﻄﺒﻴﺐ‬ ‫أﺑﻌﺪﻧﺎ ﻋﻦ اﻷﻫ ِﻞ واﻟﺰﻣﻴﻞ … ﻳﺎ ﻟﻪ ﻣﻦ ﺣﻤ ٍﻞ ﺛﻘﻴﻞ!‬ ‫اؤﻓﻞ اؤﻓﻞ ! ﻗﺪ أﻃﻠﺖ اﻟﺒﻘﺎء … ﻧﻨﺎدﻳﻪ‪ ،‬ﻣﺎ ﻣﻦ ﻣﺠﻴﺐ‬ ‫ﻳﺒﺎرزﻧﺎ ﺑﺼﻤ ٍﺖ … دون أن ﻧﺴﻤﻊ اﻟﺼﻠﻴﻞ‬ ‫ﻋﺪوﻧﺎ ﻻ ﻧﻬﺎﺑﻪ … ﻣﺠﺮد ﺻﻐﻴ ٍﺮ ذﻟﻴﻞ‬ ‫ﺗﺘ ّﺒﻌﻨﺎ ﺗﻠﻚ اﻷﻗﺎوﻳﻞ … وﻇﻨ ّﻨﺎ ﻳﺰول ﺑﺎﻟﺸﻬﺮ اﻟﻔﻀﻴﻞ‬ ‫***‬ ‫أﺷﻐ َﻞ اﻟﺒﺎل و َﻏﻴﺮ اﻷﺣﻮا ِل … ﻳﻌﺮ ُف اﻟﺘﻤﺜﻴ َﻞ ذﻟﻚ اﻟﻤﺤﺘﺎل‬ ‫ﻧﺤﺴﺒﻪ ﻏﺎﺋﺐ وﻫﻮ ﺣﺎﺿﺮ … ﺳﻴﺮﺣﻞ ﻻ ﺗﺨﻒ ﻣﺎ ﻣﻦ ﻣﺨﺎﻃﺮ‬ ‫ﺗﻤﻨﻴﻨﺎ ذﻟﻚ ﻓ ُﻤﻨﻊ اﻟﺘﺠﻮال … ﺗﻌﺎﻟﺖ اﻷﺻﻮات واﺷﺘ ّﺪ اﻟﺠﺪال‬ ‫ﺑﻘﻴﻨﺎ ﻣﻨﻌﺰﻟﻴﻦ ﻓﻲ اﻟﻤﻨﺎزل … وﺧﺸﻴﻨﺎ أن ُﻳﻘﻄﻊ اﻟﻮﺻﺎل‬ ‫ﺧﺮج ﺑﻌﻀﻨﺎ ﺑﺈﻫﻤﺎل … ﻓﺰادوا ﻋﻠﻴﻨﺎ اﻟﻮﺑﺎل‬ ‫ﻓ ّﻀﻠﻮا اﻷﺷﻐﺎل واﻷﻋﻤﺎل … ﻋﻠﻰ اﻟﻤﺴﻨﻴ ِﻦ واﻷﻃﻔﺎ ِل‬ ‫ﺗﺼﺮﻓﻮا ﺑﺈﻫﻤﺎ ٍل واﻧﻔﻌﺎ ِل … ﻓﻨﺎﻟﻮا ﺳﻮء اﻟﻤﻨﺎ ِل‬ ‫إن أردﻧﺎ ﺣﻘ ًﺎ اﻷرﺗﺎل … ﻓﻠﻨﻜﻦ ﺷﻌﺒ ًﺎ ﻳﺒﺎﻟﻲ‬ ‫***‬ ‫ﺗﻔﺸﻰ اﻟﺪا ُء واﻧﺘﺸﺮ … وﻟﻢ ﻳﺴﺄﻟﻨﺎ ﻧﺤﻦ اﻟﺒﺸﺮ‬ ‫ﻣﻠﻠﻨﺎ‪ ،‬ﺗﻌﺒﻨﺎ وأﺻﺎﺑﻨﺎ اﻟﻀﺠﺮ … ﻻ ﺗﻘﻠﻖ ﺳﻴﻨﺠﻠﻲ ﻫﺬا اﻟﻀﺮر‬ ‫ﻓﻠﻨﺘﻔﺎءل وﻧﻨﻘﺬ ﻓﻲ داﺧﻠﻨﺎ اﻷﻣﻞ … ﺳﻴﺰول اﻟﻬﻢ وﻟ َﻢ اﻟﻌﺠﻞ؟‬ ‫ﺑﻜﻞ ﺻﺒﺮ وﺟﻼدة ﻧﺤﺘﻤﻞ … ﻓﺎﻟﺠﺮح ﺑﺈذن اﻟﻠﻪ ﺳﻴﻨﺪﻣﻞ‬ ‫‪2 |   THE DAS MAG‬‬

‫\"اﻟﺠﻤﻴﻊ ﻳﺮﻳﺪ اﻟﻌﻴﺶ ﻓﻲ ﻗـ ّﻤﺔ اﻟﺠﺒﻞ‬ ‫ﺗﻏﻴﺴﺮﻠّـﻣﻘﺪﻪر\"ﻏﻛﺎﻴﺑﺮﻦﻳأﻴ ّنﻞﺳﻏﺮّﺎارﻟﺴﺳﻴﻌﺎﺎدﻣةﺎﻳرﻜﻛﻴﻤﺰﻦ ﻓﻲ‬

Creativity is the Ocean of Our Minds By Sahar Alaswad





TIME CURE By Retaj Al-Helal MY PAINTING IS A REPRESENTATION OF THE MODERN PANDEMIC, COVID-19. IT SHOWS PEOPLE STANDING ON THE ROOFTOPS OF THEIR HOMES LOOKING UP AT A HUGE CLOCK THAT STATES THE NUMBER OF CASES THAT ARE DECREASING CLOCKWISE. This painting is entitled \"Time Cure\", meaning, the pandemic is going to end eventually and it's only a matter of time. It aims to spread a positive picture on a not-so- positive situation.



‫ أن ﺗﻨﺠﻮ ﻳﻌﻨﻲ‬،‫\"أن ﺗﻌﻴﺶ ﻳﻌﻨﻲ أن ﺗﻌﺎﻧﻲ‬ \"‫أن ﺗﻌﺜﺮ ﻋﲆ ﺑﻌﺾ اﻟﻤﻌﻨﻰ ﻓﻲ اﻟﻤﻌﺎﻧﺎة‬ ‫ﻧﻴﺘﺸﻪ‬ INTRODUCING THE ARTIST LAMA DULLI AND THE INSPIRATION BEHIND HER ABSTRACTS I love art and I consider it more than just were undecided; teenagers, kids, and even a hobby; it's more of a lifestyle. I paint very adults all have this factor in common, and it often and usually can't stop when I do so. I is normal. This is what inspired me to paint paint 2-3 paintings a day when I paint. To these four paintings, all of which represent me, art is a form of expression, whether it is these mixed feelings and emotions. I paintings, sketches, music, performing arts, specifically chose abstracts because in my and so much more! I found an opportunity opinion, abstracts are a way to show the during this global pandemic to explore new main idea of the painting without the art styles, including painting, journaling, details. People would look at the overall sketching, and also trying to play a new painting and understand the feeling of the instrument. I'm trying as much as possible mood of the painting. I wanted people to at to look at the bright side of this pandemic least think of the paintings and their because I realized that I enjoy many things I meanings since abstracts usually tell a wasn't interested in before we were story, an emotion, or a specific thought. quarantined, but I wasn't like that at the beginning of my art journey. I was so The purpose of these paintings are not to disappointed, bored, and had nothing to do. expose people or what they feel, but it’s to I wasn't productive at all. I got lazier by the send the message that everyone is dealing day and it was harder for me to keep focus with this global pandemic in their own way; on the positive things in my life. with fear, paranoia, and for some, peace. But this pandemic is more advanced than In my free time, I used to overthink or what any human has seen since SARS and recall memories. I would have mental no one knows how to mentally deal with it. breakdowns and sometimes I would be Emotions are all over the place and people grateful with what is happening and happy are not focusing on the bright side but on that we are safe and our country is taking the unhealthy thoughts and ideas that could the correct precautions, but still, I never lead to excessive worrying and tried to do anything about my feelings and overthinking. I hope my paintings could thoughts. I took this as an opportunity to demonstrate what everyone is going mentally cleanse my thoughts and feelings. I through and how they are coping with it in noticed that I also wasn't the only one different ways. whose feelings were mixed and thoughts  9 |   THE DAS MAG

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THE STATE OF SERENITY By Lama Dulli THERE IS A CONTRAST HERE BETWEEN THE WHITE BACKGROUND AND THE COLORFUL ABSTRACT. The colors in the paintings show the things that could happen in our daily imperfect lives; the obstacles people face even when they aren't expecting it which represent the different states someone could go through.



The State of Serenity



COLOR THE BLANKS By Lama Dulli IN “COLOR THE BLANKS” I FOCUSED ON HAVING BRIGHT AND PASTEL COLORS, SO THE COLORS ARE THE MAIN FOCUS OF THE PAINTING. Although there is black in the background, the colors will stand out more symbolizing the main thing people should focus on which is to try looking at the brighter side of things.



Color the Blanks



BLINDFOLDING THE TRUTH By Lama Dulli I TRIED TO MAKE THE BACKGROUND AS NEUTRAL AS POSSIBLE AND I USED DIFFERENT SKIN TONES TO MAKE IT A LITTLE MORE REALISTIC THAN THE OTHER ABSTRACT PAINTINGS TO REPRESENT OUR TRUE IMPERFECT SELVES. The title of this painting, “Blindfolding the Truth”, represents how people are coping with this situation; their denial, paranoia, fear, and all the other feelings they are trying to avoid. It's OK to feel, to think, and to reflect, but overthinking is unhealthy, and so is not reflecting at all.



Blindfolding the Truth Blindfolding the Truth

Blindfolding the Truth

GAZING AT THE COLORS By Lama Dulli THIS PAINTING REPRESENTS SELF-REFLECTION FOR ME, PERSONALLY. I TRIED AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE TO ADD LARGE DETAILS THAT WOULD STILL KEEP THE PAINTING IN THE FORM OF AN ABSTRACT, TRYING TO GIVE THE ILLUSION OF THE GIRL IN THE PAINTING STARING AT SOMETHING OR SOMEONE. Self-reflection is very important because it helps with moving on and improving mental health and the ability to accept ourselves, and many people need that during the global pandemic that would forever change our lives.



Gazing at the Colors



\"‫\"اﺧﺘﺮ اﻟﺮﺿﺎ ﻳ ُﻬﻦ ﻋﻠﻴﻚ اﻟﻌﺒﻮر‬ ‫ﺟﺒﺮان ﺧﻠﻴﻞ ﺟﺒﺮان‬ HAVE FAITH By Batool Abdulsalam Humans are social beings. I am a junior in high school and I Although some say that a solitary life am scared. I am scared, because is their preference, it is not everything that I have discovered so sustainable. Humans are far about school and universities is unconsciously emotional. Humans changing. Seniors do not know if they crave communication, due to the are going to their first year of college. feeling of connectedness that follows. Juniors do not know when they are Humans seek comfort from others, as going to take all the canceled well as provide comfort, through standardized tests. And we are all sharing strong emotions and stories. It scared. We miss having a solid plan, is of human nature to do such things. and feeling like the only limit there is However, many currently feel like on achieving what we want is the they are unable to do so. amount of effort and work we put in. We miss the simplicity of things that Due to the recent Coronavirus we took for granted. pandemic, there is a global lockdown. The quick spread of the virus has It is so extremely terrifying going forced the whole globe to quarantine to sleep every night not knowing and significantly minimize human what tomorrow holds. It is so interactions. Schools have turned extremely terrifying knowing that a virtual, groceries are being bought vaccine would take months, if not online, and shopping stores were years, to be developed. It is so closed for a period of time. People extremely terrifying knowing that around the world are in a state of you can be infected by anyone in the panic and fear. Eyes glued to their same room as you. screens, constantly refreshing news outlets for more information However, for our sanity and to get regarding this shocking virus. through this tough time, we need to realize and accept that everything This pandemic is an event that no happens for a reason. It sounds way one saw coming. It first started in simpler than it actually is, but it truly China, then made its way to all is all we can think of at this point. We countries of the world. The virus is must have faith that God has a plan impacting the economy, for us and even things that we see as unemployment rates, high school an obstacle, will be part of our graduates, health-care workers, and success stories. At a time like this we food security in every part of the must come to terms and accept what world. is happening around us. We must do what we can and have faith that the As soon as quarantine started I rest will be taken care of. We must be realized how everyone around me thankful for those contributing to the started to worry. Although it is quite improvement of this pandemic, and selfish to say, everyone around me make sure that their work and efforts started to worry about their futures. do not go to waste. It is at a time like The world was going into chaos and this that we all must unite and spread everyone had to put their dreams on love. pause. It was terrifying to say the least, and if I am being honest, it still is. 28 |   THE DAS MAG

‫ وﻟﻜ ّﻨﻨﻲ أﻗﻞ ﺧﻮ ًﻓﺎ ﻣﻦ‬،‫\"إﻧﻨﻲ أﺗﺄﻟّﻢ ﻣﺜﻠﻚ‬ \" ‫ وأﻛﺜﺮ أﻣﻼ ﻓﻲ اﻟﺤﻴﺎة‬،‫اﻟﻤﻮت‬ ‫إﻳﺰاﺑﻴﻞ اﻟﻠﻴﻨﺪي‬ QUARANTINE: A BLESSING IN DISGUISE By Jana Al Dakhil March 8, 2020, the day our lives with my loved ones, no matter how consider to be our ordinary lives is a were turned upside down. I, much like irritated I was by them from time to gift to some others. Enjoy every every other student in the world, was time. I started looking back at my happy moment, every heartbreak, beyond excited for no more school. pre-Corona photos, where life and every breakdown you have. It’s How could I not be? Two weeks of seemed so much simpler yet I had felt all part of life and you never know virtual learning seemed like a perfect they were difficult at the time. Seeing when you will ever be able to feel as break from the chaos of our day-to- myself go on mini adventures with much again. day life. I thought I would be able to my friends was strange; how did we visit friends and enjoy my time in just do that? How was there ever a Romanticize your own life instead of these two weeks. Unbeknownst to me, time before the Coronavirus? And comparing it to others. Don’t fall for these two weeks would quickly how did I not appreciate what I had? the fake teenage fantasy you see on escalate to three months. Three That is when I realized that as TV. Normalcy is an underrated months of no contact with the outside humans, we tend to take many things blessing. Appreciate the small things world. Three months of being stuck for granted. This is not new in life, as they are the things that inside my home, constantly checking information, of course, but we do make it worth living. And most of all, the news for any COVID-19 updates. forget all the time. please never forget to wash your These three months tested me like no hands! other. I’ll be honest, the first two I finally grasped how going to weeks were a blast. Schoolwork kept school was a privilege that I never me distracted, and at night my friends appreciated. I even began to miss the and I would stay up for hours until the stress and work, because at least I sun came up, laughing together on had a day-to-day purpose. Seeing my FaceTime. I got into my hobbies again, friends every day was also a gift. and finally relaxed after months of Now, a trip to a coffee shop with a schoolwork induced tension. friend sounds like a fairytale when it was just ordinary a couple of months Slowly but surely though, things ago. Quarantine has definitely taught started going sour. Weekdays and me some of the most valuable lessons weekends started blending together of my life: Do NOT take things for and waking up started losing its granted. Do NOT spend time purpose. Every day was the same, worrying about the silly things. Hug and it was difficult to have any hope your friends and family and cherish with the state we were in. However, every second you spend with them. as time went by and the clouds of Stop feeling sorry for yourself and despair started fading away from my start taking action, we just don’t have brain, I started seeing the silver as much time as we think we do. Pick lining of our self-quarantine. I didn’t up that old hobby you left behind realize how lucky I was to be able to when you were little because you be at home, a place in which I found simply didn’t have the time anymore. comfort. A place with food, water, Do that thing you’ve always wanted and entertainment. A place filled  to do, and don’t wait. What we  28 |   THE DAS MAG

‫\"\"ﻻﻗﻴﻤﺔ ﻟﻌﻄﺎﺋﻚ إن ﻟﻢ ﻳﻜﻦ ﺟﺰ ًءا ﻣﻦ‬ \"‫ذاﺗﻚ‬ ‫ﺟﺒﺮان ﺧﻠﻴﻞ ﺟﺒﺮان‬ @visualspirits WHAT IT MEANS TO BE HUMAN By Yara AlHaidari *Disclaimer: This piece is based on the strength or stamina. This raises the we have pioneered in the arts and author’s personal opinion. question, how did humans manage to sciences, and formed the society we prevail when many stronger species know now; one that offers many For many, it may not be so simple have gone extinct? amenities and constantly works on to grasp the idea of humans having improving and simplifying life. We survived millions of years, outliving It can all be narrowed down to the learn from our own experiences and multiple other species which were fact that humans are intelligent and share them with others who could seemingly larger, stronger, and also social creatures. It is because of our possibly build upon our own had more powerful physical features connection to each other and our knowledge, and from that we are able such as sharper teeth and claws. ability to communicate with, learn to invent and discover. Humans on the other hand, tend to be from, as well as depend on one smaller in size, and unless they move a another that we are able to evolve and The reason we have survived for so lot they would not have as much survive. Together humans have long is our interdependence, the created civilization and government,  instinctive need for one member of a 29 |   THE DAS MAG

‫\"اﻟﺤﻴﺎة اﻟﺠﻴﺪة ﻫﻲ ﺗﻠﻚ اﻟﻤﺴﺘﻮﺣﺎة ﻣﻦ‬ \"‫ وﺗﻘﻮدﻫﺎ اﻟﻤﻌﺮﻓﺔ‬،‫اﻟﺤﺐ‬ ‫ﺑﻴﺮﻧﺎرد راﺳﻞ‬ species to make sure other members nation. People care not for the others in order to properly do it. The of its species survive and vice versa. survival of their own fellow human key characteristic though, remains to We have survived due to empathy- beings but for either themselves or be empathy. As long as humans stay which is the ability to understand those they view as superior and most empathetic, our world will continue others and share feelings with them, important to them, such as the ones to evolve and change for the better. or to put yourself in another’s shoes-  they specifically love in the human The root of almost every type of and that is what it means to be human. race. That is not human. discrimination is indeed apathy or a To be human is to be empathetic and lack of empathy and care for others. compassionate, to feel for others and To be human is to be empathetic, We need to start acknowledging the to wish no harm comes their way, that it is to recognize that the other effect of what we do and say on is what has caused us to be deemed people you see when you’re out and others. We need to start looking at different from all those vicious about live lives as you do, they have other people not based on their predators that have gone extinct. They their own thoughts and problems, relations to others or their positions may have been able to easily defend and their own experiences and loved and titles, we must instead look at themselves as well as live through ones. To be human is to be able to them as individuals, people with their harsher conditions independently, but communicate with others and own oddities and perspectives. It is they lacked the humane social and acknowledge their thoughts and only when we are able to truly emotional intelligence, as well as the feelings, and for yours to be appreciate every person for the ability to create a community which acknowledged by them in the same individual they are, that we are able humans have and have developed over way. To be human is to be unique, to eliminate discrimination, time. and to have unique parts of you judgement, jealousy, and so much accepted by others, and for you to more from our society. The issue is that although humans’ accept the uniqueness of others. Unfortunately, a future where ability to socialize is something that everyone is cared about seems aids us greatly, it also tends to be a During this pandemic, people have impossible. The least we can do is cause for disparity, because many been separated from society and decide within ourselves to treat humans lack empathy and have a they have not been able to live the others with respect and be surfeit of negative traits such as life they typically lived. The characterized with empathy, because judgmentalism, prejudice, and the separation and the diversion from a at least we have an impact on those constant formation of assumptions conventional lifestyle has given around us, although it may be a small about others, often based on things people a lot to be grateful for, even impact. Taking into consideration the they cannot control. Whether it be things they heretofore considered effect of how we treat others is what someone who looks different, speaks boring and routine. The lack of social it means to be human. different, or even if someone is less interaction has also allowed a educated than the majority or those in reflection on our current social Empathy: power, these people would face community. More and more people “Let me mistreatment and an inability to are noticing that these disparities as hold the door for you. access those amenities that humanity a result of differences in treatment I may have invented to not only allow the human dependant on differences in race, never walked race to survive, but also to allow it to class, or gender exist and that they in your shoes, thrive in a life of luxury and are not right. People have also taken but I can see convenience. for granted their ability to interact your soles are worn, with others. Many have realized that your strength is torn Discrimination is not human, it the mistreatment those under the weight of a story shouldn’t be, but unfortunatly our discriminated against face is not I have never lived before. world has evolved into one full of necessary and holds society back Let me hold the door for you. discrimination. Classism, racism, from evolving, because so far we After all you’ve walked through, sexism, ableism, and even have evolved through our empathy It’s the least I can do.” discrimination based on if someone is and reliance on each other. -Morgan Harper Nichols able to fulfill societal beauty standards or not. Currently our society has Interaction is a big part of daily evolved to become full of it, and it has human life, and it takes a lot of become a phenomenon that exists thought about and understanding of abundantly throughout almost every  30 |   THE DAS MAG

‫ ﻻ‬،‫\"وأﻧﺖ ﻓﻲ ﻃﺮﻳﻘﻚ ﻟﻠﺒﺤﺚ ﻋﻦ ﺣﻴﺎة‬ \"‫ﺗﻨﺲ أن ﺗﻌﻴﺶ‬ ‫ﻣﺤﻤﻮد دروﻳﺶ‬ EIGHT TRENDS WE ALL MISS - LETS GET NOSTALGIC TOGETHER By Melaph Aljuhani Let's start with a childhood throwback \"Why are you always lying,\" \"I smell trend. If you didn't have a rainbow loom kit, like beef,\" and \"What are those\" are famous you simply weren't cool. You showed up at Vine quotes. Vine was a monumental school with your own creative designs of moment in the history of social media necklaces, earrings, and bracelets. You where  you spent your time watching Vine traded with friends and maybe even started compilations, and you often quoted Vines a business. as a joke around your friends. Those were the good old times. Were you obsessed with watching videos of The Mannequin Challenge? The Be honest...I won't judge. Did you dab? challenge became famous in November We all did. Dabbing was a popular trend 2016 in which people remained frozen in between 2017-2018. You probably dabbed action like mannequins with the song \"Black on them haters, after a win, or after acing a Beatles\" by Rae Sremmurd playing in the test. Whatever the occasion, it was not background (Wikipedia, 2020). It was a immune to the dab. harmless, fun challenge that brought the internet together for laughs and giggles, Hashtags like #throwbackthursday or and it was an insatiable trend, that's for #flashbackfriday are an essential part of sure! every Instagram caption. Those hashtags are rarely used now, but they surely are Remember when Pokémon Go broke missed, as they made posting Instagram the whole world? There wasn't a place you pics easier. What are some trendy hashtags didn't look for a Pokémon. Traveling and that you have used in the past? leaving the house seemed a lot more exciting because you might encounter a Lastly, we can't forget the trends to rare Pokémon you could brag about to your which YouTube gave birth, like Mukbangs, friends. ASMR, and even carpool karaoke. Once upon a time, YouTubers were taking over \"Oppa Gangnam Style,\" \"Whip/Nae the digital world. We all grew up watching Nae,\" and \"The Harlem Shake\" are popular them follow trends, and create some of songs associated with infamous dances that their own. What YouTubers did you stan, you probably have perfected. Just like how and are you still a fan? today TikTok dances are a fun activity we share with friends, those dances were an I hope this trip down memory lane gave iconic moment in the history of trends, and you nostalgic vibes, and put a smile on your that brought you and your friends together. face! 31 |   THE DAS MAG

‫\"اﻟﺠﻤﻴﻊ ﻳﺮﻳﺪ اﻟﻌﻴﺶ ﻓﻲ ﻗـ ّﻤﺔ اﻟﺠﺒﻞ‬ .‫ﻏﻴﺮ ﻣﺪرﻛﻴﻦ أ ّن ﺳﺮّ اﻟﺴﻌﺎدة ﻳﻜﻤﻦ‬ \"‫ﻓﻲ ﺗﺴﻠّـﻘﻪ‬ ‫ﻏﺎﺑﺮﻳﻴﻞ ﻏﺎرﺳﻴﺎ ﻣﺎرﻛﻴﺰ‬ KEYS TO HAPPINESS… SAY WHAT?! By Thuraya Sabri ‫\"اﻟﺠﻤﻴﻊ ﻳﺮﻳﺪ اﻟﻌﻴﺶ ﻓﻲ ﻗـ ّﻤﺔ اﻟﺠﺒﻞ‬ compelle‫ﻲ‬d‫ﻓ‬m‫ﺰﻦ‬e‫ﻴﻤ‬t‫ﻜﻛ‬o‫ﺎﻳر‬w‫دﻣة‬a‫ﻌﺎﺎ‬t‫ﻴ‬c‫ﺴﺳ‬h‫ارﻟ‬t‫ﺎ‬hّ‫ﺳﻏﺮ‬e‫ﻞ‬v‫ﻴ ّن‬id‫ﺮﻦﻳأ‬e‫ﺑ‬o‫ﻏﻛﺎﻴ‬,\"‫ر‬a‫ﺪﻪ‬n‫ـﻣﻘ‬dّ‫ﺴﺮﻠ‬I‫ﺗﻏﻴ‬ haven’t stopped thinking about it ever since. Happiness, a concept that is and was YouTube looking for a way to spend According to Vanessa King, happier frequently discussed in literature, art, some of my never-ending free time living can be achieved through ten keys and the media turned out to be during quarantine. In my timeline I found summarized by the acronym GREAT attainable through ten practices, or ten a TED Talk named “The Ten Keys to DREAM. For the last two decades, keys, as referred to by Vanessa King, a Happier Living”. At first, I frowned upon modern psychology has been studying board member at Action for Happiness, the name, and thought to myself: and exploring the science behind expert on positive psychology, and “Finding true, long-lasting happiness happiness, and after multiple author of Ten Keys to Happier Living. I cannot be as simple as ten steps. No, it is experiments and studies, the answer to came across this revelation while probably more complex and challenging one of humanity’s hardest questions was aimlessly scrolling through than that.” But something in me finally reached: 32 |   THE DAS MAG

First come the daily activities and practices: ،‫\"ﻣﻦ ﻳﺠﺮؤ ﻋﲆ اﻟﻀﺤﻚ ﻳﺴﻮد اﻟﻌﺎﻟﻢ‬ \"‫ﺗﻤﺎ ًﻣﺎ ﻛﺎﻟﻤﺴﺘﻌﺪ ﻟﻠﻤﻮت‬ GIVING: DO THINGS ‫ﺟﺎﻛﻮﻣﻮ ﻟﻴﻮﺑﺎردي‬ FOR OTHERS AWARENESS: LIVE Doing things for others – helping them LIFE MINDFULLY by money, time, energy, or ideas – doesn’t only benefit them, it benefits you, too. This key can only be achieved if you Giving is a fundamental practice in creating master the art of mindfulness. Mindfulness healthier and happier societies, thus is \"the state of being attentive to and happier individuals, as it triggers the aware of what is taking place in the reward system in the body and fills one present\". It is experiencing what is with a sense of joy and self-satisfaction. happening in the present moment, rather than being caught up in the past, or RELATING: dwelling on the future. This state of CONNECT WITH awareness of what is going on around us PEOPLE and inside of us (thoughts and feelings) without overthinking or overanalyzing Humans were created as social them, enables us to have more control over creatures meant to live together in groups. the things to which we give our attention. Hence, total loneliness and isolation from Consequently, it enables us to make better society has been proven to increase the decisions and create better lives for chance of depression and other mental ourselves. illnesses. Connecting with family, friends, even strangers provides a support system TRYING OUT: KEEP that you need to achieve happiness. More LEARNING NEW importantly, such relations increase the THINGS sense of self-worth and belonging that are vital in achieving the following keys. Trying new experiences, learning, being curious, and following your interests are rich EXERCISING: TAKE sources of enjoyment and fulfillment. In fact, CARE OF YOUR learning as you get older is an effective way BODY of keeping the brain functioning and healthy. More importantly, learning and trying new The body and the mind are strongly experiences broaden the mind. In other connected. What affects one affects the words, it stimulates the brain and increases other. Therefore, a huge factor of one’s creativity, making you more productive happiness is good physical health. Starting and expressive. from getting enough sleep, to daily exercising and following a healthy diet. Taking care of your body triggers the reward system in the body and causes an immediate sense of self-satisfaction, which boosts your mood and alleviates you from negative feelings. 33 |   THE DAS MAG

Second, comes our attitude towards life: ‫ وﻣﺎ‬.‫\"إن أﻟﺪ أﻋﺪاﺋﻚ ﻫﻮ ﺟﻬﺎزك اﻟﻌﺼﺒﻲ‬ ‫ﻳﻌﺘﻤﻞ ﻓﻲ ﻧﻔﺴﻚ ﻣﻦ ﺗﻮﺗﺮ؛ ﻷﻧّﻪ ﻗﺪ‬ DIRECTION: HAVE \"‫ﻳﻮرﻃﻚ ﻓﻲ ﻋﻤﻞ ﻻ ﺗﺤﻤﺪ ﻋﻘﺒﺎه‬ GOALS TO LOOK FORWARD TO ‫ﺟﻮرج أوروﻳﻞ‬ Having a sense of direction and a good EMOTIONS: LOOK outlook for the future are important for FOR WHAT IS GOOD our happiness. Setting goals for yourself – both short term and long term – and This key is simply focusing on the glass working towards them contribute to half full rather than the glass half empty. happiness in four ways: being a source of Recent psychological research has proven pleasure, giving a sense of meaning and that focusing on positive emotions purpose, bringing a sense of broadens our perceptions. While negative accomplishment, and building confidence emotions narrow down our perceptions and belief in one’s abilities. Also, goals help and direct them onto the source of danger, us direct our attention and energy towards positive emotions broaden them and make what truly matters to us in life, instead of us more open and attentive to what is wasting them on meaningless activities. happening around us. In other words, But at the end what truly matters is that happier people see more. It doesn’t stop sense of joy that you get when you tick there. Positive emotions and ‘feeling good’ something off your to-do list. also help us in building resources, such as friends, knowledge, better problem RESILIENCE: FIND solving, and even better health that lead to WAYS TO BOUNCE happier lives. BACK ACCEPTANCE: BE Throughout life we all face times of COMFORTABLE stress, loss, failure, or trauma, but what WITH WHO YOU makes a difference is how we respond to ARE them. Out of all the keys, I find this the hardest to achieve, as it is easy in theory, Choosing to focus on your strengths but very difficult in practice. The concept and positive traits instead of your faults of resilience revolves around one’s ability and weaknesses is an important to adapt and bend instead of break under component of happiness. Learning to pressure and hard times. This ability accept ourselves and being kind to them makes you more open to new experiences increase our enjoyment of life, our and enables you to deal with trauma in a resilience, and our well-being. It also helps healthy way. In other words, resilience us accept others as they are. Remember helps in building a healthy and stable state that dwelling on the past and comparing of mind which is vital for our happiness. your inside to others’ outside will only lead you towards negative emotions and away 34 |   THE DAS MAG from positive emotions. MEANING: BE PART OF SOMETHING BIGGER Having a sense of meaning and purpose is crucial in the pursuit of happiness. Whether it is through a religious faith, being a parent, or doing a job that makes a difference, feeling connected to something bigger than

‫\"ﻻ ﻳﻮﺟﺪ ﻃﺮﻳﻖ ﻣﻌ ّﺒﺪ ﻳﻘﻮدﻧﺎ إﱃ‬ ‫اﻟﺨﻼص ﺳﻮى اﻟﻄﺮﻳﻖ اﻟﺬي ﺗﺼﻨﻌﻪ‬ ‫ ﺗﻠﻚ اﻟّﺘﻲ ﻧﻘﺪم ﻋﻠﻴﻬﺎ‬،‫اﺧﺘﻴﺎراﺗﻨﺎ‬ \" ‫ وﻣﺴﺆوﻟ ّﻴﺔ‬،‫ وأﻣﻞ‬،‫ﺑﺤﺮﻳﺔ‬ ‫ﺟﺒﺮان ﺧﻠﻴﻞ ﺟﺒﺮان‬ Note: you can access their monthly calendars via their website: https://www.actionforhappiness.org ‫\"اﻟﺠﻤﻴﻊ ﻳﺮﻳﺪ اﻟﻌﻴﺶ ﻓﻲ ﻗـ ّﻤﺔ اﻟﺠﺒﻞ‬ ‫ﺗﻏﻴﺴﺮﻠّـﻣﻘﺪﻪر\"ﻏﻛﺎﻴﺑﺮﻦﻳأﻴ ّنﻞﺳﻏﺮّﺎارﻟﺴﺳﻴﻌﺎﺎدﻣةﺎﻳرﻜﻛﻴﻤﺰﻦ ﻓﻲ‬ \"Every great dream begins with a dreamer.\" ~Harriet Tubman ourselves that would leave a footprint happiness. Throughout history, most thoughtful attention that you give and makes us happier and more in control of authors, poets, artists, and scholars receive from people around you. At the our lives. The meaning of life varies from made finding happiness seem like a end of the day, the ten keys mentioned one person to another, but what matters journey of a thousand miles, but it is not. earlier are a menu not a prescription. are the emotions that it causes. As Happiness is found in every moment of Remember that what works for each one Martin Seligman, the founder of Positive our lives, but we fail to focus on it. It is in of us is different, as we need different Psychology, describes meaning as a vital the first rays of sunlight that break things at different times. But although component of happiness and wellbeing. through your room’s curtains, it is in the these keys might not be a recipe for smell of your morning coffee, it is in your happiness, they are certainly a guideline This discovery that I am sharing with mindless banter with your loved ones, that I am willing to follow. What about you has changed my perception of and it is mostly in the moments of you? 35 |   THE DAS MAG

،‫\"إن اﻟﻌﻮاﺻﻒ واﻟﺜﻠﻮج ﺗُﻔﻨﻲ اﻟﺰﻫﻮر‬ \"‫وﻟﻜﻨﻬﺎ ﻻ ﺗﻤﻴﺖ ﺑﺬورﻫﺎ‬ ‫ﺟﺒﺮان ﺧﻠﻴﻞ ﺟﺒﺮان‬ @visualspirits THE BRIGHT SIDE OF A DARK TIME: 8 POSITIVE THINGS HAPPENING AMID COVID-19 \"Let's tranform By Lamar Alkaka The Coronavirus pandemic has optimism, and faith in what’s to come, the negative been occupying our minds nonstop for as we are too focused to notice any of energy in the last few months, blinding us from the miraculous events happening our current the positive things that are occurring around us. Below is a compilation of 8 world into all over the world. All the bad news we uplifting events that contrast the hear brings us a lack of motivation,  hopelessness of this pandemic. 36 |   THE DAS MAG positive.\"

THE OZONE LAYER ‫\"اﻟﺰﻫﺮة اﻟﺘﻲ ﺗﺘﺒﻊ اﻟﺸﻤﺲ ﺗﻔﻌﻞ ذﻟﻚ‬ IS HEALING: \"‫ﺣﺘﻰ ﻓﻲ اﻟﻴﻮم اﻟﻤﻠﻲء ﺑﺎﻟﻐﻴﻮم‬ ‫روﺑﺮت ﻟﻴﺠﺘﻮن‬ According to a study by NASA, the ozone layer above Antarctica has made a KOALAS ARE BEING remarkable and extraordinary recovery; RELEASED BACK many of the concerning environmental INTO THE WILD: changes in the area’s climate have declined, and is now in the process of healing itself! Speaking of the bushfires, koalas have This could be caused by the Montreal been released into the wild after being Protocol of 1987, which focused on injured by these fires. Science for Wildlife, an stopping the production of ozone depleting Australian non-profit that focuses on wildlife substances. After three decades or so from conservation, sent the koalas back into their the creation of this protocol, the expansion habitats on March 23rd, after helping them of the ozone layer has noticeably recover from the fires (NA, 2020). decreased and healed itself (Cassella, nd). VENICE’S CANALS THE SECOND HAVE BEEN PERSON IN CLEARED UP: HISTORY HAS BEEN CURED OF HIV: As Italian citizens practiced social distancing under lockdown, the Venice Thanks to a bone-marrow transplant, canals have been cleaner than ever due to the second person in history has been the lack of water traffic. The air quality in cured of HIV. Adam Castillejo considers the city has also dramatically improved himself to be an “ambassador of hope” for (Rizzo, 2020). It is also believed that some other patients (Mandavilli, 2020). Although of the marine life has returned to Venetian this is only a start, it can be viewed as the waters as the pandemic goes on. beginning of a journey heading towards a cure. MORE ANIMALS ARE BEING AUSTRALIA FOSTERED AND OFFICIALLY HAS NO ADOPTED: MORE REPORTED BUSHFIRES: As people practice social isolation and distancing, foster animals find homes with The Australian state of New Whales quarantined citizens. Up to two thousand was finally rid of bushfires mid-March of Americans have applied to adopt from an 2020, after more than 210 days of areas animal care shelter in New York City being engulfed in flames (Guy, 2020). This (Garcia, 2020). marked the official end of the 2019-2020 Australian bushfires. 37 |   THE DAS MAG

NASA RELEASED ‫\"اﻟﺮﺿﺎ ﻫﻮ ﺳﻜﻮن اﻟﻘﻠﺐ ﺗﺤﺖ ﻣﺠﺎري‬ \"‫اﻷﺣﻜﺎم‬ ALL ITS ‫اﺑﻦ اﻟﻘﻴﻢ‬ RESEARCH TO CHINA ALLOCATED THE PUBLIC: $57 BILLION IN ENVIRONMENTAL All scientific research either funded or PROTECTION: conducted by NASA has officially been released to the public for free. The China’s financial government has information is all organized in a web portal allocated 407.3 billion yuan to fight air on their website and can be accessed by all pollution, prevent water contamination, and (Dockrill, 2020). protect soil in an effort to promote its Green Development Fund and its environmental plan for 2020 (Xu, Muyu, and Daly, 2020). There is no doubt that COVID-19 is a tragic part of our history, but it will pass and as long as we are active members of our community and practice social distancing and good hygiene. 38 |   THE DAS MAG

‫ ﻻ‬،‫\"وأﻧﺖ ﻓﻲ ﻃﺮﻳﻘﻚ ﻟﻠﺒﺤﺚ ﻋﻦ ﺣﻴﺎة‬ \"‫ﺗﻨﺲ أن ﺗﻌﻴﺶ‬ ‫ﻣﺤﻤﻮد دروﻳﺶ‬ MINDFULNESS by Lama Al Khunaizi Meditation is a mental exercise can start by practicing the breathing present, you can achieve more of that involves relaxation, focus, and meditation and the open-monitoring things like learning how to cook, awareness. It’s a simple practice that meditation. The breathing meditation learning a new language, exercising, can bring great change to your life and is where you focus on one specific yoga, reading, creating art, and makes you a more productive, thing; it could be your breathing, a learning anything new you’ve always positive, and stress-free person. If you sensation in your body, or a wanted to learn rather than use this pay attention to your mind, you may particular object outside of you. The whole time on your devices. find yourself lost in the past or the point of this type of meditation is to future; you’re thinking about what focus strongly on one point and Meditation is something everyone happened, replaying, “why did I do continuously bring your attention can do to improve their mental and this?”, “why did I do that?”. Or you’re back to that focal point when it emotional health. You can do it thinking about the future, planning, wanders. The other type of anywhere, without special equipment worrying, and thinking about the meditation that’s often used is open- or memberships. Trying out a style of worst case scenarios. Mindfulness is monitoring meditation. This is where mediation suited to your goals is a an invitation back to the present, to a you pay attention to all of the things great way to improve your quality of place of peace and well-being. happening around you, you simply life, even if you only have a few notice everything without reacting. minutes to do it each day (Thorpe, Meditation can also benefit you in As simple as it sounds, it can be quite 2017). many others ways, but most challenging for many people to importantly it reduces stress, controls actually achieve it. But practicing and anxiety, promotes emotional health, making it into a habit will definitely enhances self-awareness, lengthens help you reach mindfulness. You can attention span, generates kindness, start by practicing 5-15 minutes improves sleep, and helps control pain. every day guided by a YouTube video, until you can practice 30 I believe that it’s very important for minutes and more all by yourself us teenagers to practice mindfulness (Giovanni, n.d.)! because we tend to be very stressed with school, life, and our future. We all respond to stress Sometimes we can get very stressed differently. For some, it leads to that we waste time stressing about the explosive overachievement, which future rather than work in the present doesn’t seem that bad until you run to reach our goal. Another thing is out of stuff to clean, cook, or procrastination, which is a very big organize. Other people handle stress issue that developed in this by overthinking, overeating, and generation, and even though binge watching their days away. And technology and social media play a big for still others, stress is a trigger for role in the problem, it’s all controlled serious disorders like anxiety and by yourself and your mind. Meditation depression. This is why quarantine is will definitely pull you out of the the perfect time to start meditating, loophole you're in and help you to be to defeat these negative emotions as more present and productive (Thorpe, a result of isolation, and to make use 2017). of your time doing useful things that lead to self-growth rather than waste There are many types of your time stressing! Meditation will meditations you can practice, but you help you feel more present in the moment, and when you feel more 39 |   THE DAS MAG

‫\"إﻧﻨﻲ أﺗﺄﻟّﻢ ﻣﺜﻠﻚ‪ ،‬وﻟﻜ ّﻨﻨﻲ أﻗﻞ ﺧﻮ ًﻓﺎ ﻣﻦ‬ ‫اﻟﻤﻮت‪ ،‬وأﻛﺜﺮ أﻣﻼ ﻓﻲ اﻟﺤﻴﺎة\"‬ ‫إﻳﺰاﺑﻴﻞ اﻟﻠﻴﻨﺪي‬ ‫‪@aliiiiia‬‬ ‫ﺧ ّﻄﻂ ﻟﺤﺠﺮك‬ ‫اﻟﻤﻨﺰﻟﻲ‬ ‫ﺑﻘﻠﻢ اﻟﻄﺎﻟﺒﺔ ﺳﺎرة اﻟﺸﺎﻣﺦ‬ ‫ﻓﻌﺎﻟﻴﺎت وأﻧﺸﻄﺔ‬ ‫ﻳﻤﻜﻨﻨﺎ اﻟﻤﺤﺎﻓﻈﺔ ﻋﲆ اﻟﺼﺤّﺔ اﻟﺠﺴﺪﻳّﺔ‬ ‫ﻳﻮاﺟﻪ اﻟﻌﺎﻟﻢ أﺣﺪ أﺧﻄﺮ اﻷوﺑﺌﺔ ﻓﻲ‬ ‫ﻋﻦ ﻃﺮﻳﻖ ﻣﻤﺎرﺳﺔ اﻷﻧﺸﻄﺔ اﻟﺮﻳﺎﺿﻴﺔ أﻳّﺎ‬ ‫وﻗﺘﻨﺎ اﻟﺤﺎﻟﻲ‪ ،‬أﻻ وﻫﻮ ﻓﻴﺮوس ﻛﻮروﻧﺎ‬ ‫ﻋﲆ اﻹﻧﺴﺎن أن ﻳﺴﺘﻐﻞ ﻫﺬه اﻟﻔﺮﺻﺔ‬ ‫ﻛﺎن ﻧﻮﻋﻬﺎ ﻣﺜﻞ‪ :‬اﻟﻤﺸﻲ‪ ،‬اﻟﺮﻛﺾ‪ ،‬اﻟﻘﻔﺰ‬ ‫اﻟﻤﺴﺘﺠ ّﺪ‪ .‬اﻟﻔﻴﺮوس اﻟﺬي ﺗﻤﻜﻦ ﻣﻦ‬ ‫اﻟﺜﻤﻴﻨﺔ ﻣﻦ ﺧﻼل اﻟﻘﻴﺎم ﺑﺎﻟﻌﺪﻳﺪ ﻣﻦ‬ ‫ﺑﺎﻟﺤﺒﻞ‪ ،‬ورﻓﻊ اﻷﺛﻘﺎل‪ .‬وﻳﻤﻜﻦ اﻟﻘﻴﺎم ﺑﻬﺎ‬ ‫إﻫﻼك اﻟﻤﻼﻳﻴﻦ ﻓﻲ ﻓﺘﺮ ٍة ﻗﺼﻴﺮة؛ وﻟﺘﻔﺎدي‬ ‫ﻓﻲ اﻟﻤﻨﺰل دون اﻟﺤﺎﺟﺔ ﻷدوات رﻳﺎﺿﻴﺔ؛‬ ‫ﺗﻔﺎﻗﻢ اﻷوﺿﺎع اﺿﻄﺮّ ُﻛ ّﻞ ﺷﺨ ٍﺺ إﱃ‬ ‫اﻷﻧﺸﻄﺔ اﻟﻤﻤﺘﻌﺔ واﻟﻤﻔﻴﺪة؛ اﻟﺘﻲ ﺗﻄﻮر‬ ‫اﻟﻤﻬﺎرات ‪ ،‬وﺗﻤﻨﺢ اﻟﻔﺮد ﺳﻌﺎدة اﻹﻧﺠﺎز‪،‬‬ ‫ﺣﻴ ُﺚ ﻳُﻤﻜﻦ اﺳﺘﺒﺪاﻟﻬﺎ ﺑﺒﻌﺾ أدوات‬ ‫اﻻﻟﺘﺰام ﺑﺎﻟﺤﺠﺮ اﻟﻤﻨﺰﻟﻲ‪.‬‬ ‫وﻣﺘﻌﺔ ﺗﻌﻠّﻢ ﻛﻞ ﻣﺎﻫﻮ ﺟﺪﻳﺪ‪ ،‬وﻣﻦ أﺑﺮزﻫﺎ‪:‬‬ ‫اﻟﻤﻨﺰل‪ ،‬ﻣﺜﻞ‪ :‬اﺳﺘﺨﺪام ﻗﻨﻴﻨﺎت اﻟﻤﺎء‪،‬‬ ‫ﻣﺎ ﻫﻮ اﻟﺤﺠﺮ اﻟﻤﻨﺰﻟﻲ؟‬ ‫‪ -١‬اﻟﺪورات اﻹﻟﻜﺘﺮوﻧﻴﺔ ﻣﻦ ﺧﻼل اﻟﻔﺼﻮل‬ ‫ﻛﺄﺛﻘﺎل‪.‬‬ ‫‪ ‬‬ ‫اﻻﻓﺘﺮاﺿﻴﺔ‪ :‬ﺗﺴﺎﻋﺪ ﻫﺬه اﻟﺪورات ﻋﲆ‬ ‫أ ّﻣﺎ ﺑﺎﻟﻨﺴﺒﺔ ﻟﻠﺤﺎﻟﺔ اﻟﻨﻔﺴﻴﺔ‪ ،‬ﻓﻬﻲ ﺗﺘﺤ ّﺴﻦ‬ ‫ﺗﻌﻠّﻢ اﻟﻤﻬﺎرات اﻟﺠﺪﻳﺪة وﺗﻄﻮﻳﺮﻫﺎ‪ ،‬وﻻ‬ ‫اﻟﺤﺠﺮ اﻟﻤﻨﺰﻟﻲ وﺳﻴﻠﺔ؛ ﻟﻠﺤ ّﺪ ﻣﻦ زﻳﺎدة‬ ‫ﻣﻊ ﺗﺤ ّﺴﻦ اﻟﺼﺤّﺔ اﻟﺠﺴﺪﻳّﺔ‪ .‬ﻓﻤﻤﺎرﺳﺔ‬ ‫اﻧﺘﺸﺎراﻷوﺑﺌﺔ ﺑﻴﻦ أﻓﺮاد اﻟﻤﺠﺘﻤﻊ ﻋﻦ‬ ‫ﺗﻘﺘﺼﺮ ﺗﻠﻚ اﻟﺪورات ﻋﲆ ﻣﺠﺎل ﻣﻌ ّﻴﻦ ‪،‬‬ ‫اﻟﺮﻳﺎﺿﺔ ﺗﻨﺘﺞ ﻫﺮﻣﻮن اﻟﺴﻌﺎدة اﻟﻤﺴ ّﻤﻰ‬ ‫ﺑﻞ ﻫﻲ دورات ﻣﺘﻨﻮﻋﺔ ﻓﻲ ﺷ ّﺘﻰ اﻟﻤﺠﺎﻻت‬ ‫ﻃﺮﻳﻖ ﺑﻘﺎء ُﻛﻞ ﻓﺮد ﻓﻲ ﻣﻨﺰﻟﻪ‪ ،‬ﺑﺎﻹﺿﺎﻓﺔ‬ ‫ﺑـ)اﻷﻧﺪورﻓﻴﻦ( اﻟﺬي ﻳﺤ ّﺴﻦ اﻟﺤﺎﻟﺔ‬ ‫إﱃ اﻻﻟﺘﺰام ﺑﺎﻟﺘﺒﺎﻋﺪ اﻻﺟﺘﻤﺎﻋﻲ‪ .‬ورﻏﻢ‬ ‫ﻣﺜﻞ‪ :‬ﺗﻌﻠﻴﻢ اﻟﻠﻐﺔ‪ ،‬ﺗﻄﻮﻳﺮ اﻟﺬات‪ ،‬وﺗﻨﻤﻴﺔ‬ ‫اﻟﻤﺰاﺟﻴﺔ ﻟﻺﻧﺴﺎن؛ ﻣ ّﻤﺎ ﻳﺆدي إﱃ‬ ‫اﻟﻤﻮارد اﻟﺒﺸﺮﻳﺔ ‪ ،‬وﻏﻴﺮﻫﺎ‪.‬‬ ‫اﻟﻤﺤﺎﻓﻈﺔ ﻋﲆ ﺻﺤﺔ اﻟﻔﺮد اﻟﻨﻔﺴ ّﻴﺔ‪ .‬ﻛﻤﺎ‬ ‫ﻓﻌﺎﻟﻴﺔ ﻫﺬه اﻟﻮﺳﻴﻠﺔ اﻻﺣﺘﺮازﻳﺔ ا‪ ،‬إﻻ أﻧﱠﻬﺎ‬ ‫ﺗﻮﺟﺪ أﻳ ًﻀﺎ ُﺳﺒﻞ أﺧﺮى ﻟﻠﻌﻨﺎﻳﺔ ﺑﺎﻟﺤﺎﻟﺔ‬ ‫ﻗﺪ ﺗﺆﺛﺮ ﺳﻠﺒﺎً ﻋﲆ ﺻﺤﺔ اﻟﻔﺮد اﻟﺠﺴﻤ ّﻴﺔ‪،‬‬ ‫‪  -٢‬اﻛﺘﺴﺎب اﻟﻤﻬﺎرات اﻟﻔﻨ ّﻴﺔ ﻣﺜﻞ‪:‬‬ ‫ﻣﻬﺎرات اﻟﺮﺳﻢ‪،‬اﻟﺘﻠﻮﻳﻦ‪،‬اﻟﻨﺤﺖ‬ ‫اﻟﻨﻔﺴﻴﺔ‪ ،‬ﻣﻨﻬﺎ‪:‬‬ ‫واﻟﻨﻔﺴ ّﻴﺔ‪.‬‬ ‫واﻟﺘﺸﻜﻴﻞ‪ ،‬ﻓﻦ ﻃ ّﻲ اﻟﻮرق )‪ (origami‬أو‪ ‬‬ ‫‪ -١‬اﻟﺘﻘﻠﻴﻞ ﻣﻦ اﺳﺘﺨﺪام اﻷﺟﻬﺰة‬ ‫اﻟﻤﺤﺎﻓﻈﺔ ﻋﲆ اﻟﺼﺤﺔ اﻟﺠﺴﻤ ّﻴﺔ‬ ‫ﻣﻬﺎرات اﻟﻌﺰف ‪،‬أو اﻟﺘﻤﺜﻴﻞ‪ ،‬وﻏﻴﺮﻫﺎ ﻣﻦ‬ ‫اﻹﻟﻜﺘﺮوﻧﻴﺔ‪ ،‬وﻫﻲ ﻏﺎﻟﺒﺎً ﻣﺎ ﻳﻠﺠﺄ إﻟﻴﻬﺎ‬ ‫واﻟﻨﻔﺴ ّﻴﺔ‪:‬‬ ‫‪ ‬‬ ‫اﻟﻤﻬﺎرات اﻟﺘﻲ ﻳﺤﺒﻬﺎ اﻟﻔﺮد‪.‬‬ ‫‪ ‬اﻷﻓﺮاد ﻋﻨﺪ ﺷﻌﻮرﻫﻢ ﺑﺎﻟﻤﻠﻞ‪.‬‬ ‫‪   ‬ﻳﺠﺐ ﻋﲆ اﻟﻔﺮد اﻟﻌﻨﺎﻳﺔ ﺑﺼﺤﺘﻪ‬ ‫‪40 |   THE DAS MAG‬‬ ‫‪ -٢‬اﻟﺘﻮاﺻﻞ ﻣﻊ اﻷﺻﺪﻗﺎء واﻟﻌﺎﺋﻠﺔ‪.‬‬ ‫اﻟﺠﺴﻤ ّﻴﺔ‪ ،‬واﻟﻨﻔﺴ ّﻴﺔ أﺛﻨﺎء ﻫﺬه اﻟﻔﺘﺮة‬ ‫اﻟﻌﺼﻴﺒﺔ‪،‬ﻻ ﺳ ّﻴﻤﺎ أ ّن ﻛﻼﻫﻤﺎ ﻳﺆﺛﺮ ﻓﻲ اﻵﺧﺮ‬ ‫‪ -٣‬اﻟﺘﺄ ّﻣﻞ ﻓﻲ اﻟﻜﻮن واﻟﺤﻴﺎة‪.‬‬ ‫ﺗﺄﺛﻴ ًﺮا ﻣﺒﺎﺷﺮًا ‪.‬‬

‫ﻧﻮاﺻﻲ اﻟﺨﻴﺮ‬ ‫\"ﻛﻞ ﻳﻮم أﻋﻴﺸﻪ ﻫﻮ ﻫﺪﻳّﺔ ﻣﻦ ﷲ‪ ،‬وﻟﻦ‬ ‫أﺿ ّﻴﻌﻪ ﺑﺎﻟﻘﻠﻖ ﻣﻦ اﻟﻤﺴﺘﻘﺒﻞ‪ ،‬أو‬ ‫‪41 |   THE DAS MAG‬‬ ‫اﻟﺤﺴﺮة ﻋﲆ اﻟﻤﺎﺿﻲ\"‬ ‫ﻏﺎزي اﻟﻘﺼﻴﺒﻲ‬ ‫ﻳﺴﺘﻄﻴﻊ إﻳﺼﺎل ﻓﻜﺮﺗﻪ ﺑﺴﻬﻮﻟﺔ‪ ،‬وﺑﺴﺎﻃﺔ‪،‬‬ ‫ووﺿﻮح إﱃ اﻟﻤﺘﻠﻘﻲ‪ ،‬وﻳﺴﺘﻄﻴﻊ ﺧﻠﻖ راﺑﻂ‬ ‫ﻣﺘﻴﻦ ﺑﻴﻦ اﻟﺘﻔﺎؤل‪ ،‬و اﻹﺑﺪاع؛ ﻟﻼرﺗﻘﺎء‬ ‫ﺑﻤﺴﺘﻮى اﻟﻔ ّﻦ ﺑﺸﻜﻞ إﻳﺠﺎﺑ ّﻲ‪ ‬؛ ﻟﺬﻟﻚ‪  ‬ﻻ ﺑﺪ‬ ‫ﻣﻦ أن ﻳُﻌﻄﻰ اﻟﻔ ّﻦ أﻫﻤﻴﺔ ﻣﻦ ﻗﺒﻞ اﻟﻨﺎس‪.‬‬ ‫واﻷﻣﺮ اﻷﻫﻢ ﻫﻮ أ ّن اﻟﻔﻨﺎﻧﻴﻦ ﻟﺪﻳﻬﻢ اﻟﻘﺪرة‬ ‫ﻋﲆ ﻧﻘﻞ أﻓﻜﺎرﻫﻢ ﻣﻦ ﻋﺎﻟﻢ اﻟﺨﻴﺎل إﱃ‬ ‫ﻋﺎﻟﻢ اﻟﻮﻗﻊ ‪،‬وﻣﻦ ﺛ ّﻢ ﻳﺄﺗﻲ دوراﻟﻤﺘﻠﻘﻲ أو‬ ‫اﻟﻤﺸﺎﻫﺪ ﻓﻲ ﻓﻬﻢ‪  ‬اﻷﻋﻤﺎل اﻟﻔﻨ ّﻴﺔ‪،‬‬ ‫وﻗﺮاءﺗﻬﺎ‪ ،‬وﺗﺤﻠﻴﻠﻬﺎ‪ ،‬وﺗﻔﺴﻴﺮﻫﺎ ‪ ،‬وﺗﻘﻴﻴﻤﻬﺎ‬ ‫ﻣﻦ وﺟﻬﺔ ﻧﻈﺮه‪.‬‬ ‫و ﻓﻲ ﻇﻞ ﺟﺎﺋﺤﺔ ﻛﻮروﻧﺎ ‪،‬ﻳﻠﺰم ﻋﲆ اﻟﺠﻤﻴﻊ‬ ‫اﻟﺤﻔﺎظ ﻋﲆ ﺳﻼﻣﺘﻬﻢ ﻣﻦ ﺧﻼل ﻋﺰل‬ ‫أﻧﻔﺴﻬﻢ ﻓﻲ اﻟﻤﻨﺰل‪ .‬وﺑﺎﻟﺮﻏﻢ ﻣﻦ ﺻﻌﻮﺑﺔ‬ ‫اﻷﻣﺮ إﻻ أ ّن اﻹﻧﺴﺎن ﻳﺴﺘﻄﻴﻊ ﺗﺤﻮﻳﻞ اﻟﻤﺤﻦ‬ ‫إﱃ ﻣﻨﺢ ﻣﻦ ﺧﻼل ﺗﻔﻜﻴﺮه اﻹﻳﺠﺎﺑﻲ‪ .‬ﻫﺬا‬ ‫اﻟﺘﻔﻜﻴﺮ اﻟﺬي ﻛﺸﻒ ﻟﻨﺎ ﻋﻦ‪  ‬اﻟﻌﺪﻳﺪ ﻣﻦ‬ ‫اﻷﻣﻮر اﻹﻳﺠﺎﺑﻴﺔ ﻓﻲ ﻇﻞ ﻫﺬه اﻟﻈﺮوف‪،‬‬ ‫وﻣﻦ‪ ‬أﻫﻢ ﻫﺬه اﻷﻣﻮر‪: ‬اﻟﺘﻔﺮغ ﻟﻤﻤﺎرﺳﺔ‬ ‫اﻟﻬﻮاﻳﺎت ﺑﺸﻜﻞ ﻣﺴﺘﻤﺮ؛ ﻣﻤﺎ ﻳﺰﻳﺪ ﻓﻲ إﺗﻘﺎن‬ ‫اﻟﺸﺨﺺ ﻟﻬﻮاﻳﺘﻪ اﻟﻤﻔﻀﻠﺔ‪ ،‬و اﻻرﺗﻘﺎء‬ ‫ﺑﻤﺴﺘﻮاه ﻓﻴﻬﺎ ‪،‬ﺑﺎﻹﺿﺎﻓﺔ إﱃ أ ّن ﺗﻮﻓﻴﺮ ﺑﻴﺌﺔ‬ ‫ﻣﻨﺎﺳﺒﺔ ﻟﻠﺸﺨﺺ ﺑﻌﻴﺪة ﻋﻦ اﻟﺘﻮﺗﺮ‪ ،‬واﻟﻘﻠﻖ‬ ‫ﻳﺴﺎﻋﺪ ﻋﲆ ﻣﻨﺤﻪ ﻣﺴﺎﺣﺔ ﻣﻦ اﻟﺘﻔﻜﻴﺮ اﻟﺬي‬ ‫ﻳﻨﺘﺞ ﻋﻨﻪ اﻹﺑﺪاع‪ ،‬واﻻﺑﺘﻜﺎر‪،‬ﻓﻴﻨﺘﺞ ﻋﻨﻪ‬ ‫إﻧﺠﺎز‪ ‬ﻋﺪد ﻛﺒﻴﺮ ﻣﻦ اﻷﻋﻤﺎل؛ﺑﺴﺒﺐ اﺳﺘﻐﻼل‬ ‫أوﻗﺎت اﻟﻔﺮاغ اﻟﻄﻮﻳﻠﺔ ﻓﻲ ﻣﻤﺎرﺳﺔ اﻟﻬﻮاﻳﺎت‬ ‫و ﺗﻄﻮﻳﺮﻫﺎ‪.‬‬ ‫ﺧﻠﻒ ﻛ ّﻞ ﻟﻮﺣﺔ ﻓﻨ ّﻴﺔ ﻗﺼﺔ‪،‬أو ﺣﻜﺎﻳﺔ‬ ‫ﻣﻌ ّﻴﻨﺔ ﺗﺪﻓﻊ اﻟﻔﻨﺎن إﱃ اﻟﺮﺳﻢ ﺷﺮﻳﻄﺔ أن‬ ‫ﻳﺘﻮﻓﺮ ﻟﻪ اﻟﺠﻮ اﻟﻤﻨﺎﺳﺐ ‪ ،‬ﺑﺎﻟﻨﺴﺒﺔ إﻟﻲ‪ ‬ﻟﻘﺪ‬ ‫ﺣﺼﻠﺖ ﻋﲆ اﻟﻮﻗﺖ اﻟﻜﺎﻓﻲ‪ ،‬واﻟﺠﻮ‬ ‫اﻟﻤﻨﺎﺳﺐ ﻓﻲ ﻇﻞ ﻇﺮوف اﻟﺤﺠﺮ اﻟﻤﻨﺰﻟﻲ ﺑﻌﺪ‬ ‫اﻧﻘﻄﺎع ﻃﻮﻳﻠﺔ ﻋﻦ ﻫﻮاﻳﺘﻲ اﻟﻤﻔﻀﻠﺔ ‪،‬وﻟﻘﺪ‬ ‫ﺷﻌﺮ ُت ﺑﺎﻟﻔﺮح ﻳﻐﻤﺮﻧﻲ؛ ﺑﺴﺒﺐ ﻋﻮدﺗﻲ‬ ‫ﻟﻤﻤﺎرﺳﺔ ﻫﺬه اﻟﻬﻮاﻳﺔ‪ ،‬ﻓﺒﺪأت ﺑﺄول ﻟﻮﺣﺔ ﻟﻲ‬ ‫ﻓﻲ ﺛﺎﻧﻲ أﻳﺎم اﻟﺤﺠﺮاﻟﻤﻨﺰﻟﻲ‪ ،‬ﻓﻘﺪ ﻛﻨ ُﺖ ﻓﻲ‬ ‫أﻣ ّﺲ اﻟﺤﺎﺟﺔ ﻓﻲ اﻟﺘﻌﺒﻴﺮ ﻋ ّﻤﺎ ﻳﺪور ﻓﻲ ﺧﻠﺪي‪،‬‬ ‫ﻓﻮﺟﺪ ُت ﻓﻲ اﻟﺮﺳﻢ ﺧﻴﺮ ﻣﻠﺠﺄ ؛ ﻟﺘﺤﻘﻴﻖ ذﻟﻚ‬ ‫ﻓﻲ ﻇ ّﻞ اﻟﻤﺘﻌﺔ‪ ،‬واﻟﻔﺎﺋﺪة اﻟﻜﺒﻴﺮة اﻟﻌﺎﺋﺪة‬ ‫ﻋﻠﻲ‪.‬‬ ‫اﻟﻔ ّﻦ ﻟﻪ ﻣﻔﻬﻮﻣﻪ اﻟﺨﺎص اﻟﺬي ﻳُﻤﺰج ﻓﻴﻪ‬ ‫ﺑﻴﻦ اﻟﻮاﻗﻊ واﻟﺨﻴﺎل ‪ ،‬واﻟﻤﺴﺘﺤﻴﻞ‪ ،‬واﻟﻤﻤﻜﻦ‬ ‫ﻳﻈﻬﺮ ذﻟﻚ ﻓﻲ ﺟﻤﻴﻊ أﻧﻮاﻋﻪ‪ ،‬وﻓﺮوﻋﻪ‪ .‬وﻛﻠّﻤﺎ‬ ‫اﺳﺘﻐﻞ اﻟﺸﺨﺺ وﻗﺘﻪ ﺑﺎﻟﻌﻤﻞ ﻋﲆ‬ ‫اﻫﺘﻤﺎﻣﺎﺗﻪ ﻳﺼﺒﺢ ﻋﲆ ﻣﻌﺮﻓﺔ واﻋﻴﺔ ﺑﻨﻔﺴﻪ‪،‬‬ ‫ﻓﻴﻜﺘﺸﻒ ﻣﻴﻮﻟﻪ‪ ،‬ورﻏﺒﺎﺗﻪ‪ ،‬وﻫﻮاﻳﺎﺗﻪ‪ .‬وﻧﺤﻦ‬ ‫ﻓﻲ ﻇ ّﻞ ﻫﺬه اﻷزﻣﺔ ﻣﻠﺰﻣﻴﻦ ﺑﺎﻟﺘﻌﺎﻳﺶ ﺑﺸﻜﻞ‬ ‫إﻳﺠﺎﺑﻲ ﻣﻊ اﻟﺤﺠﺮاﻟﺼﺤﻲ‪،‬ﻫﺬا اﻟﺘﻌﺎﻳﺶ اﻟﺬي‬ ‫ﺟﻌﻞ اﻟﻔﻨﺎﻧﻴﻦ‪ ‬ﻳﺨﺮﺟﻮا أﺟﻤﻞ ﻣﺎﻓﻴﻬﻢ ﻣﻦ‬ ‫إﺑﺪاﻋﺎت‪ ،‬و اﺑﺘﻜﺎرات ﻓﻲ اﻧﺘﻈﺎر زوال ﻫﺬه‬ ‫اﻟﻐ ّﻤﺔ ﺑﺈذن ﷲ ﺗﻌﺎﱃ‪.‬‬

‫\"ﻟﻴﺲ اﻟﻤﻬﻢ أن ﺗﻜﻮن ﻓﻲ اﻟﻨﻮر‬ ‫ﻛﻲ ﺗﺮى‪ .‬اﻟﻤﻬﻢ أن ﻳﻜﻮن ﻣﺎ ﺗﻮد‬ ‫رؤﻳﺘﻪ ﻣﻮﺟﻮ ًدا ﻓﻲ اﻟ ّﻨﻮر\"‬ ‫ﻋﺒﺎس ﻣﺤﻤﻮد اﻟﻌﻘﺎد‬ ‫دﻫﺸﺔ ﺣﻘﻞ‬ ‫اﻟﺤﺠﺮ اﻟﻔﻨ ّﻲ‬ ‫ﺑﻴﺪ اﻟﻄﺎﻟﺒﺔ ﻧﺠﻼء اﻟﻌﺜﻤﺎن‬ ‫‪42 |   THE DAS MAG‬‬ ‫ﻫﻮاﻳﺘﻲ اﻟﻤﺤ ّﺒﺒﺔ ﻛﺜﻴ ًﺮا‪  ‬إﱃ ﻧﻔﺴﻲ و‬ ‫ﻛﻠﻤﺔ اﻟﻔ ّﻦ ﻫﻲ ﻟﻴﺴﺖ ﻛﻠﻤﺔ ﺗﺤﺘﻮي ﻋﲆ‬ ‫ﻫﻲ‪  :‬ﻫﻮاﻳﺔ اﻟﺮﺳﻢ‪.‬‬ ‫ﺣﺮﻓﻴﻦ ﻓﻘﻂ ‪ ،‬ﺑﻞ ﻫﻲ ﻛﻠﻤﺔ ﺗﺤﻤﻞ ﺑﻴﻦ‬ ‫ﻃﻴﺎﺗﻬﺎ إﺑﺪاع اﻹﻧﺴﺎن واﺑﺘﻜﺎراﺗﻪ‪ ،‬واﻟﻔ ّﻦ‬ ‫اﻟﻔ ّﻦ ﻳﻨﺪرج‪ ‬ﺗﺤﺖ ﻗﺎﺋﻤﺔ اﻟﺜﻘﺎﻓﺔ اﻟﺘﻲ‬ ‫ﺗﺘﻤ ّﻴﺰ ﺑﻬﺎ اﻟﺸﻌﻮب و اﻟﺤﻀﺎرات اﻟﻤﺨﺘﻠﻔﺔ‪،‬‬ ‫ﺑﺄﻧﻮاﻋﻪ اﻟﻤﺨﺘﻠﻔﺔ ﻳﺸﺘﻤﻞ ﻋﲆ ﻣﻌﺎﻧﻲ‪،‬و‬ ‫أﻫﺪاف ﻋﻤﻴﻘﺔ ﻳﺘﺒﻨﺎﻫﺎ أﻧﺎس ﻣﺒﺪﻋﻮن‬ ‫وﻫﻮ اﻟﻮﺳﻴﻠﺔ اﻟﺘﻲ ﻳﻌ ّﺒﺮ ﺑﻬﺎ‪ ‬اﻹﻧﺴﺎن ﻋﻦ‬ ‫أﺻﺤﺎب ﻓﻜﺮ ﻣﺘﻤ ّﻴﺰ‪ ،‬ﻓﺎﻟﻔ ّﻦ ﻳﻌ ّﺒﺮ ﻋﻦ‬ ‫ﻧﻔﺴﻪ‪ ،‬وواﻗﻌﻪ‪ ،‬وﻣﻦ ﺧﻼﻟﻬﺎ ﻳﺘﻤﻜﻦ ﻣﻦ‬ ‫إﻳﺼﺎل رﺳﺎﻟﺘﻪ إﱃ اﻟﻤﺘﻠﻘﻲ‪ .‬ﻓﺎﻟﻔ ّﻦ ﻳﺤﺘﻮي‬ ‫اﻟﺤﺎﻻت اﻹﻧﺴﺎﻧ ّﻴﺔ اﻟﻤﺨﺘﻠﻔﺔ ﻣﻦ ﺗﻔﺎؤل‬ ‫وﻳﺄس ‪ ،‬وﻏﻴﺮﻫﺎ‪ ،‬وﻫﻮ أداة ﺗﺠ ّﺴﺪ اﻷﻓﻜﺎر ﻋﲆ‬ ‫ﻋﲆ وﺟﻬﺔ ﻧﻈﺮ اﻟﺸﺨﺺ ﺗﺠﺎه اﻟﺤﻴﺎة‬ ‫اﻟﻮاﻗﻌﻴﺔ ﻛﻤﺎ ﻳﺮاﻫﺎ ﻓﻲ ﺧﻴﺎﻟﻪ‪ . ‬وﻟﻠﻔ ّﻦ‬ ‫أرض اﻟﻮاﻗﻊ‪ ،‬ﻓﺘﺨﺮﺟﻬﺎ إﱃ اﻟﻌﺎﻟﻢ‬ ‫أﺳﺎﻟﻴﺐ و أﺷﻜﺎل ﻣﺨﺘﻠﻔﺔ؛ ﻟﻠﺘﻌﺒﻴﺮ ﻋﻦ‬ ‫اﻟﻤﺤﺴﻮس‪ ،‬ﻛﻤﺎ ﻳﺒﺮز اﻟﻔ ّﻦ اﻟﺠﻮاﻧﺐ‬ ‫ﺣﺎﺟﺎت اﻹﻧﺴﺎن‪ ،‬وﻣﺘﻄﻠّﺒﺎﺗﻪ ﻣﺜﻞ‪ :‬اﻟﻔﻨﻮن‬ ‫اﻹﻳﺠﺎﺑ ّﻴﺔ ﻟﻠﻈﺮوف اﻟﺼﻌﺒﺔ اﻟﺘﻲ ﻳﻤﺮّ ﺑﻬﺎ‬ ‫اﻹﻧﺴﺎن ﻣﺜﻞ ﻇﺮوف اﻟﺤﺠﺮ اﻟﺼﺤ ّﻲ ﻓﻲ ﻇ ّﻞ‬ ‫اﻟﺒﺼﺮﻳﺔ‪ ،‬واﻷدب‪ ،‬واﻷﻓﻼم‪،‬‬ ‫ﺟﺎﺋﺤﺔ ﻛﻮروﻧﺎ‪ ،‬وﺗﻤ ّﺜﻞ اﻟﺠﺎﻧﺐ اﻹﻳﺠﺎﺑﻲ‬ ‫واﻟﺘﺼﻮﻳﺮ‪،‬وﻓﻨﻮن أﺧﺮى‪ ،‬و اﻟﻔ ّﻨﺎن اﻟﻤﺒﺪع‬ ‫ﺑﺎﻟﻨﺴﺒﺔ إﻟ ّﻲ ﻓﻲ ﻫﺬا اﻟﻈﺮف ﻓﻲ ﻋﻮدﺗﻲ إﱃ‬

‫‪@trippy‬‬ ‫\"ﺛﻤﺔ ﻋﺪوى واﺣﺪة ﺗﻨﺘﺸﺮ أﺳﺮع ﻣﻦ‬ ‫اﻟﻔﻴﺮوس‪ ،‬أﻻ وﻫﻲ اﻟﺨﻮف\"‬ ‫دان ﺑﺮاون‬ ‫‪a z i n e‬د‪g‬ﻫ‪m a‬ﺸ‪j o‬ﺔ‪o r‬ﺣ‪s‬ﻘ@ﻞ‬ ‫دانﺑﺮاونﺗ ﻔ ﻜ ّﺮ و ا‬ ‫ﺑﻘﻠﻢ اﻟﻄﺎﻟﺒﺔ دﻳﻢ اﻟﻌﻮﺟﺎن‬ ‫اﻟﺤﻤﺪﻟﻠﻪ ﻋﲆ ﻛﻞ ﺷﻲ ﻓﻲ اﻟﻜﻴﺎن‪.‬‬ ‫ﻫﻞ أﺣﺰن ﻟﻠﻤﻼﻳﻴﻦ اﻟﻤﺼﺎﺑﻴﻦ ﻣﻦ ﺣﻮﻟﻲ ؟‬ ‫اﻧﻈﺮوا وا ﻛﻴﻒ ﺗﻐ ّﻴﺮ اﻟﺤﺎل؟‬ ‫إﻧﻨﻲ ﻻ أﻋﻠﻢ ﻣﺎ ﻓﻲ اﻟﻐﻴﺐ‪،‬أو ﻣﺎ ﻳﺤﻤﻠﻪ‬ ‫أم أﺑﺘﺴﻢ ﻟﻜﻮﻧﻲ ﻟﺴﺖ ﻣﻨﻬﻢ ؟‬ ‫ﺷﻲء ﻳﻔﻮق اﻟﺨﻴﺎل‪.‬اﻧﻘﻠﺐ اﻟﻌﺎﻟﻢ ﺑﺄﻛﻤﻠﻪ ﻓﻲ‬ ‫اﻟﻤﺴﺘﻘﺒﻞ‪.‬‬ ‫ﻫﺬه اﻷزﻣﺔ ﺟﻌﻠﺘﻨﻲ أﺗﺄ ّﻣﻞ ﻓﻲ ﺣﻴﺎﺗﻲ‬ ‫ﻟﺤﻈﺔ ﻣﻦ اﻟﺰﻣﺎن‪.‬‬ ‫ﻟﻜﻨﻨﻲ أﻋﻠﻢ ﺷﻴ ًﺌﺎ واﺣ ًﺪا‪.‬‬ ‫ﻳﺎ إﻟﻬﻲ! ﻛﻢ ﻛﻨﺖ ﻋﻤﻴﺎء ﻻ أﺑﺼﺮ اﻟﻨﻌﻢ ﻣﻦ‬ ‫ﻓﻴﺮوس ﻟﻢ ﻳﺮه اﻟﻌﻠﻤﺎء ﻣﻦ ﻗﺒﻞ‪.‬‬ ‫أﻧﻚ ﻟﺴﺖ وﺣﻴ ًﺪا؛‬ ‫ﺣﻮﻟﻲ‪.‬‬ ‫ﻫﻞ اﻹﻧﺴﺎن ﻫﻮ ﻣﻦ ﺻﻨﻌﻪ ؟‬ ‫أم اﻟﺤﻴﻮان ﻛﺎن ﻣﺼﺪره؟‬ ‫ﻟﺬﻟﻚ ارﺟﻊ إﱃ رﺑﻚ اﻟﻮاﺣﺪ اﻷﺣﺪ‪.‬‬ ‫ﻫﻞ ﻫﺬا اﺑﺘﻼء أم رﺣﻤﺔ ﻣﻦ رﺑﻲ؟‬ ‫ﻟﻴﺠﻌﻠﻨﺎ ﻧﺘﻔﻜّﺮﻓﻲ ﻧﻌﻤﻪ اﻟﺘﻲ أﻧﻌﻢ ﺑﻬﺎ ﻋﻠﻴﻨﺎ‬ ‫أﺳﺌﻠﺔ ﻛﺜﻴﺮة ﺗﺪور ﻓﻲ اﻟﺒﺎل‪.‬‬ ‫ﺗﻮاﺻﻞ ﻣﻊ ﺻﺪﻳﻖ‪.‬‬ ‫ﻳﺎ ﺗﺮى ﻣﺘﻰ ﺳﺄﺟﺪ اﻟﺠﻮاب؟‬ ‫اﻟﺤﻤﺪ ﻟﻠﻪ اﻟﺬي ﺟﻌﻞ ﻟﻨﺎ ﻓﺮﺻﺔ‪ ،‬ﻟﻨﺤﻤﺪه ﻋﲆ‬ ‫ﻣﺸﺎﻋﺮ ﻣﺨﺘﻠﻄﺔ ﺗﺨﺘﻠﺞ ﻓﻲ ﺻﺪري‪.‬‬ ‫ﺗﻌﻠﻢ ﺷﻴ ًﺌﺎ ﺟﺪﻳ ًﺪا‪.‬‬ ‫ﻧﻌﻤﻪ ﻗﺒﻞ أن ﻳﺴﻠﺒﻬﺎ ﻣ ّﻨﺎ‪.‬‬ ‫ﻫﻞ أﻧﺎ ﺣﺰﻳﻨﺔ أم ﻣﺸﺎﻋﺮي ﻓﻘﻂ ﻣﻦ اﺧﺘﻼق‬ ‫ﺧﻴﺎﻟﻲ؟ﺑﻤﺎذا ﻋﻠ ّﻲ أن أﺷﻌﺮ؟‬ ‫ﺣ ّﻘﻖ ﻣﺎ ﺗﺮﻳﺪ‪.‬‬ ‫اﻟﺤﻤﺪﻟﻠﻪ ﻋﲆ ﻧﻌﻤﺔ اﻟﻌﻘﻞ‪.‬‬ ‫اﻟﺤﻤﺪﻟﻠﻪ ﻋﲆ ﻧﻌﻤﺔ اﻟﻄﻌﺎم‪.‬‬ ‫ﻻ ﺗﺠﻌﻞ اﻟﻮﻗﺖ ﻳﻀﻴﻊ‪.‬‬ ‫اﻟﺤﻤﺪﻟﻠﻪ ﻋﲆ ﻧﻌﻤﺔ اﻷﻣﻦ واﻷﻣﺎن‪.‬‬ ‫ﺑﻞ اﺟﻌﻠﻪ ﺻﺪﻳﻘﻚ اﻟﻘﺮﻳﺐ اﻟّﺬي ﻻﻳﺨﺬل‪ ،‬وﻻ‬ ‫ﻳﻐﻴﺐ‪.‬‬ ‫‪43 |   THE DAS MAG‬‬


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