noimreema said:
I really admire you, (what I've seen from your style, individuality and intellect) even though I've never met you. That's something! (:

I never know how to respond to these kinds of overwhelming compliments. Thank you Reema, I appreciate that.

Anonymous said:
Are you a muslim?

Yes, I am. ( الحمد لله ).

Just want to say I think you're so cool and talented, and I followed you on instagram when I had one so I'm really excited that you have a tumblr/goodreads!!

Oh, how sweet of you.

(You are mad cute doe Mash’Allah.)

Anonymous said:
Mina. Are you an architect student?

Yes, I am.

Anonymous said:
where did you get your black leather jacket from?

Monki.

Anonymous said:
Which camera did you use for the pictures on instagram?

iPhone 5s.

- Stills from Not I’, Samuel Beckett

Watched this modern avant-garde Beckett film in class the other day. Absurd, depressing and kind of frightening mesmerizing. I could barely make out what she was saying in the production of it, so perusal of the text was necessary. Extreme theatre at its best. (Or worst?)

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You can watch it here.

You can read the monologue text here. (The only link I could find. I am so sorry for your eyeballs.)

A good article about this here.

Goodreads link here.

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You’re
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Clownlike, happiest on your hands, 
Feet to the stars, and moon-skulled,   
Gilled like a fish. A common-sense   
Thumbs-down on the dodo’s mode.   
Wrapped up in yourself like a spool,   
Trawling your dark as owls do.   
Mute as a turnip from the Fourth   
Of July to All Fools’ Day,
O high-riser, my little loaf.

Vague as fog and looked for like mail.   
Farther off than Australia.
Bent-backed Atlas, our traveled prawn.   
Snug as a bud and at home   
Like a sprat in a pickle jug.   
A creel of eels, all ripples.   
Jumpy as a Mexican bean.   
Right, like a well-done sum.   
A clean slate, with your own face on.
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Source: “TED HUGHES Poetry in the Making - An anthology of Poems and Programmes from ‘Listening and Writing’”
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0 9 . 0 9 . 2 0 1 4 

The god, whom a soldier of the line of Atreus

had cornered on a beach burned by the sun,

changed in turn into a lion, dragon, panther,

tree, and then water. For water is Proteus.

Jorge Luis Borges

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I came into the unknown

and stayed there unknowing,

rising beyond all science.

St. John of the Cross

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He who one day is to kindle lightning

Must long remain a cloud.

Freidrich Nietzsche

Picked up some new reads. From top to bottom:
Leo Tolstoy - The Death of Ivan Illych and Other Stories
Margaret Atwood - The Robber Bride
Bernard Shaw - Androcles and the Lion
Thomas Hardy - The Return of the Native
Charles Dickens - David Copperfield
Virginia Woolf - To The Lighthouse
Margaret Atwood - Wilderness Tips
Most of these are Wordsworth Classics (which generally, I don’t prefer to purchase if I have the choice), but these were cumulatively under 20 bucks so I caved. At least it’s not YA Fiction They also have 2 cats at the bookstore so how could I resist? (Not sure if I went for the cats, or the books)

Picked up some new reads. From top to bottom:

Leo Tolstoy - The Death of Ivan Illych and Other Stories

Margaret Atwood - The Robber Bride

Bernard Shaw - Androcles and the Lion

Thomas Hardy - The Return of the Native

Charles Dickens - David Copperfield

Virginia Woolf - To The Lighthouse

Margaret Atwood - Wilderness Tips

Most of these are Wordsworth Classics (which generally, I don’t prefer to purchase if I have the choice), but these were cumulatively under 20 bucks so I caved. At least it’s not YA Fiction They also have 2 cats at the bookstore so how could I resist? (Not sure if I went for the cats, or the books)

Anonymous said:
what photo editing apps do you use? and what effects? how do you make your instagram photos look so dark and clear

VSCO Cam x Snapseed x Instagram (In-app editor). There’s no formula, it’s always different. Just play around with it.

Anonymous said:
Hey you are one of my favourite instagramers. You literally have theee best pictures and I love your sense of style as well as your taste in books. Your just so on point 👌👊 I really wish I could see u in person are you currently in Toronto ???

I’ve left TO to go back to school unfortunately fortunately (?) (It’s bittersweet). I don’t foresee myself returning to Toronto anytime soon (اَللّهُ أَعْلَم). 

Anonymous said:
Are you married?

Really.

Is the blog "reblogminadvt" yours as well? :)

Ah, yes it is. : )

I wanted to separate my personal work from my library of images.