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#MyMothersNameIs

Mother’s Day is upon us and I’m thinking a lot about my Mom. Mother’s Day is upon us and I’m thinking a lot about my Mom.

For men in Egypt, and in other countries in the Middle East, it is taboo to disclose your mother’s name in public, because her name might bring you shame and ridicule. It’s hard for us in the west to get our head’s around this and eventually over time, a mother’s name becomes forgotten and she’s only referred to as ‘The mother of her eldest son’.

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Live long and prosper

The Vulcan part of me is puzzled by why the death of someone I’ve never met should make me feel like I’ve lost a close personal friend. The human part of me is reminded again of how deeply artists can touch us and enrich our lives.

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Is ≠ Ought

If we create art based on trend, likes and views, then we give up the power to create a more beautiful, kind and just version of ourselves and the world. We become slaves.

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