Anger is such that it destroys the heart of even the wise man. He who has no control over his anger has no control over his mind.

Imam Jaffar Sadiq (ra)

Source: ak-Kafi, v.2, p.231, no.13

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But the sun runs from the moon, surely... ;-) question... swansandegyptians, where did the name come from ?

I was volunteering for humanitarian organisations and we had refugees from the middle east. there was this girl who fled with her family and she was about 15, she had that fire in her eyes and would go on and on about the egyptian revolution. Some people called for it, others criticized the revolution but irregardless, there was this graceful love for their country even when it was the want for progressive change or to stick to what was already there. the swan symbolises the ugly duckling, the fairytale about growth and change. it just seemed appropriate not only because the name reflected that very extreme change that was happening (I believe Egypt is still in change, it will take a long time for the duckling - to symbolise the state - to emerge as a swan). the blog went through massive name changes and the initial course it was set forth was never for what it is now. it started as a blog of things i liked and then became into things i loved and what i thought the social media lacked which was seeing beyond culture and more into the depths of life outside our comfort zone. the blog served to present the ugly duckling and the swan, that beyond our computer screens and smartphones there’s a whole world out there that is not materialistic nor self-centred as we already are. with these images, we’re able to see these things happening and appreciate that we are still living and lucky enough if we can get up and do something about it. the name and the blog is to show that here’s a set of images, don’t just like them, but be grateful that you can see every detail of the picture and you get to feel something.