Monday, May 19, 2014

Some People are Cool

Some people are there when you need them, every single time.

Some people don’t answer the phone, but you always know they’ll call back.

Some people you can talk to about probably everything at any time and it never feels off or awkward.

Some people don’t change when their circumstances change, they stay open, don’t hold grudges, treat you now the same way they treated you 3 years ago, 10 years ago, 17 years ago when you first met them.

Some people smile when they see you, even if the topic is sour or if they are sad or down or upset, or if you are sad or down or upset, and that smile is never out of place.

Some people are kind of moody, but then again that fades next to your mood swings, so it’s fine really.

Some people can gossip about everything and anything, make fun of you to your face, don’t need to ask for subtitles, and know more about hair products and make up than you ever will.

Some people read you like an open book, understand your flirts when the person you’re flirting with is totally oblivious, and say that he’s stupid for not getting it, even though you are a geek after all and geeks suck at flirting.

Some people can tell you that you look fat without actually telling you that you look fat and you will never feel horrible about it, not even in retrospect.

Some people are just way too decent in the way they act and the way they talk, it makes you feel like you’re in a PG-13 movie.

Some people have a very sour comeback to other people, or at least they did. I don’t think they still do it, but you know deep down they can.

Some people make you feel like you haven’t grown a day over 12, and that they haven’t grown a day over 12, despite sounding very much their age.

Some people amaze you by actually caring!!! And it always always shows in the little things.

Some people read your stupid blog without tagging them in it or posting it on their wall or asking them to. Some people say they like it too J

Some people are all the above and are wise as well.

And sometimes, talking to those some people in that once in a blue moon event, you always feel like the conversation ended smack in the middle with so much left unsaid. To be continued when they, or you, pick up the phone again in a year or so.

Makes you happy that some people are in your life, even if it is once a year that you talk to them or something.

Some people are just 1 very special person: Mostafa Esmat Sheba (who despite me calling him Sheba lately is known in my house as Mostafa Esmat).


I have a message to some people:

Please don’t allow me to keep you at arm’s length, or to drift, or to think twice before calling you in my next car accident (God forbid).

Please don’t let the world get too much for you that you stop smiling as much as you do.

Please know that you are an important person in existence.

Please take note of the happy moments in life, no matter how few, and of the bad moments because that’s when you make your best jokes.

Please stay honest, with yourself and with everyone else (even though you can be so vague sometimes, you should work on that!)

Please hold on to yourself for me because it’s handy to have someone like you to remind me of who I am, and you know how I have a terrible habit of losing sight of things and people.

Oh, and please don’t wear pink shorts ever again!

Till your birthday (which is probably the next time we’ll talk)

Did you like this?


  1. A very simple and heartfelt flow of thoughts and its quite true on so many levels and I think you've summed up what a lot of people would like to say or probably feel.. Well done.. An awesome piece.. Keep it up !

  2. It's really nice and emotional that I was moving between smiles and glittery eyes. However, try to avoid personalizing your posts especially if you're already generalizing. While the reader can relate to most of the lines, we don't know who Sheba is unless you inform us, nor what pink shorts or whose birthday you're referring to. If you want people to share and talk about your post, consider making it as general as you can while personalizing in emotions or situations - it's Okay if you had to alter the situations a bit to make it so. The more the reader can relate to your words, the better impact.

    1. I'm glad you liked it Iman, I see your point. Had it not been a personal blog, or had this not been directly meant for Sheba and the common friends we have, I would have agreed with you.
      I hope everyone has someone like that in their lives, and if some readers remembered certain friends while reading it (aside from the pink shorts), then maybe the cherry on top would be that they would call them up and tell them "you're my special friend by the way, in case you didn't notice"

      THis isn't an opinion piece or something about the aftermath of WWII, I don't want people to share or talk about it, I want people to read and enjoy, and my friends; sheba and the rest of the gang and anyone else who knows the pink shorts story, or not, to feel all fuzzy inside.
      So I guess the only thing left to say is: Mission Accomplished!

    2. "And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music"