Wednesday, August 25, 2021

˘˘˘˘˘˘˘˘˘˘˘˘˘ AFGHAN DIARY ˘˘˘˘˘˘˘˘˘˘˘˘

                    Written from my room in my house.

August 31
Today I read another chapter of The Little Prince. This book is so good. Today the book taught me that we always have what we need, but sometimes we just can’t see it at first
. We can learn many things from reading, I think. There is a lot of difference between people who can read and who can't read. Reading improves our thinking. It changes our view of the world.

August 29.
Today was a very different day for us because we ate lunch not just with my family, but also with my two uncles' families.
     It was 7 in the morning when my mother woke me up and said, "Today we will have guests for lunch. Wake up and help me prepare ( به ما کمک کن ). My mother is a very good cook and made lots of delicious foods.
     We were all waiting ( منتظر بمانید ) for our guests to come and when they came it was a very happy time together. After lunch we talked about many things. We talked and laughed a lot. I played games with my cousins and then near evening they went home.
     Today was a totally wonderful day

August 28.
It was 3am. Everybody was asleep except ( جز ) me. The house was filled with silence ( سکوت ). I was in my room thinking about what to write. I was laying on the floor ( روی زمین دراز کشیده بودم ) and looking at the clock on the wall. Suddenly, I heard a voice say, "Why are you looking at me!?" It was so strange
( عجیب ) because everybody was asleep. I looked around. I thought it must be an illusion ( توهم ) and
I ignored ( نادیده گرفته شد ) it.
     I looked at the clock again, and again I heard, "Why are you looking at me!? I will swallow
(قورت دادن) you up and send you far away!"
     I wanted to run and tell my family, but I walked toward the clock instead ( بجای ). And then every- thing around me began to change ( عوض شدن ). I was now in a desert ( کویر ). I started to walk  toward a hill in the distance ( تپه ای در دوردست ). I climbed
( من بالا رفتم ) it, then another hill and then another.  Finally I could see an old town ( شهر قدیمی ).
     When I arrived ( من رسیدم ) at the town there were homes and shops. But they were very old and the people were very strange. They all seemed upset
( ناراحت ). I could not see any women anywhere. A car passed by me that looked like a police car but inside were strange people with old guns, long beards ( ریش های بلند ) and dirty clothes (لباس های کثیف).
     I asked an old man, "Who are they? Why is everyone staring at ( خیره به ) them?"
     He said, "They are our new government."
     I left him and went on my way.
     I was lost ( من از دست داده بود. ). I did not know what to do. I wanted to go back home because I didn't want my family to be concerned ( نگران ) about me. I missed my friends. I missed everybody I love. . . .

     Once there was a little prince lost in a desert trying to find the meaning of life. His story is not over.

August 27.

How beautiful life can be with being kind to each other. Life is too short and nobody knows how long a person will be alive. A person is born one day and dies one day.

     We have a choice ( انتخاب ). We can make people happy or we can make them upset ( ناراحت ). But how good it is if you make them happy! This is so important, how you treat ( چگونه با مردم رفتار می کنید ) people. It is so important how much you love others, how much you respect ( احترام گذاشتن ) people. All of these things shape ( حالت دادن ) your roots, your personality ( شخصیت ). People judge you based on your personality. People treat you based on how you treat them.
     People act like a mirror ( آینه ). Everything you show them they show you back the same thing. If you show them respect they will see themselves and show you respect. If you show them bad deeds
( اعمال بد ), obviously they won't respect you. We should be so wise ( عاقل ) in how we treat people. We should never make someone upset because of us.
     How wonderful it is when people remember
( یاد آوردن ) us with goodness.  When they remember us in front of others as having been a good person. Today I know that every time we must show the greatest version ( فرم ) of ourselves to people. Nobody knows if it is the last time you will meet

August 26.
was thinking about what to write and I was interrupted ( منقطع ) by someone knocking ( در زدن ) at our courtyard gate. It was my mother coming back from a funeral ( مراسم خاکسپاری ) with my aunt. They came inside and I went to greet ( سلام کردن ) them. Mother brought some tea for my aunt and then they started to talk. I sat with them listening
(گوش دادن) to their talks because their talks are always so pleasant ( دلپذیر ) and make me feel happy. So every time they talk I go to them to be with them but, unfortunately, this time their talk was not so pleasant. They were talking about the situation
( وضعیت ) of people in these days. They said a lot of groceries ( مواد غذایی ) are closed. (I don't go out these days.)
     They said they didn't see many women. If they saw someone she was covered ( سرپوشیده ) with a strict hijab. They were talking about how many of our relatives ( بستگان  ) have gone to other countries. They were talking about the airport. A lot of our relatives went to the airport but it was futile ( بیهوده ). Mother said a very high percentage of people have gone to the airport and come back
( ناموفق )
     My aunt said her husband does not let her or their son watch the news because there is too much that is not true in the news. My uncle is very wise to stop them from being made to worry ( نگران شدن ).
     They talked about a lot of things that made them sad. When I left them they were still talking but I came to write. It's a little bit sad, but I tried to be honest ( صادق )

August 25.

I'm thinking about people who have succeeded in life with a lot of troubles. There are a lot of people in the world with very different types of lives, with different thoughts. Today is someone's first day of life but for someone else it is the last. Today some- one became successful ( موفق ) and someone failed

( ناموفق ).

     A lot of people have dreams. All people want to be successful but all people are not. Every person in the world who has a goal (هدف) will one day confront (مواجه شدن) a lot of problems. When this happens, people are divided ( تقسیم شده ) into two groups.
Type one: They try hard ( تلاش زیاد ) many times to get over their problems, but when they see the problems get bigger and bigger they think they are heading the wrong way ( راه اشتباه رفتن ). They doubt
(شک) their goals. They feel weak (احساس ضعف می کنند) and, at the end of the day, they say, "It's over! I can't resist anymore!" And they give up ( دست برداشتن از ).
     But on the other side are successful people.
They are so strong ( قوی ). Just like other people
they have a lot of problems but they keep resisting
( آنها همچنان مقاومت می کنند ). They know there is no person in the world who became successful without struggling ( درگیری با ) with troubles. So they are patient ( صبور ). That makes them smart. If you want to be successful you must be so strong, and I think obstinate ( لجباز )!
    I read that problems are like rough waves
(امواج خشن) on a windy night (شب طوفانی). A successful person is like a boat ( قایق ). They know how to overcome ( غلبه بر ) the waves of trouble. They go forward ( رو به جلو ).  They believe ( ایمان داشتن ) that problems are temporary ( موقت ). So they never give up. Even if it takes a long time to succeed, these kind of people become successful.
     You just live one time in this world with this identity ( هویت ). We must do our best to achieve
( بدست آوردن ) all we want to do. Our problems are transient ( گذرا ). They will go. So we will keep trying! Life never stays at the same place
. This is what I thought today.
August 24.
I'm reading the book The Little Prince. The chapter I read today taught me that you can be alone ( تنها ) even with people all around you. This matches
(این مطابقت دارد) so good sometimes with our own lives! When you think about a person who is not with you, although (با اينكه) you are surrounded
( احاطه شده ) by a lot of people, you feel so lonely!  I don't have an answer now for how to not feel lonely.