Communist calligraphy

Communist calligraphy

I know it’s Women’s Day and I could be doing something about that, but hey! One of my closest cousins lent me his computer when I needed it and, in exchange for the favour, I told him I’d write him whatever he wanted in Arabic calligraphy. Now… it just so happens that what he wanted was the following incredible couple of sentences:

Welcome to this humble abode. The landlord [name of my cousin] will welcome you with a smile and a closed fist and peace and harmony. May hammer and sickle be in your heart.

Of course I honoured his request, little drawing of a hammer and sickle included!!

As you can see, I smudged the ink in several spots, I got at least one alif terrrrribly wrong and there were places where I honestly did not know where to place the dots. All in all, it’s quite a mess and, were I more serious than I truly am, I would have made it all again from the start. But instead I told myself, “No! It is important that in the future you be able to go back and trace your very beginnings. It is important that you may see how far you’ve gone and smile at this first attempt of yours at writing a whooole paragraph!!“.

So here we are. With many thanks to my official translator Ramy 🙂 and to my cousin, for the unexpected challenge! 🙂



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