"To the impartial eye, the world not only seems an unlikely one-off phenomenon, but a constant strain on reason. If reason exists, that is, if a neutral reason exists. So speaks the voice from within. So speaks Joker's voice." - Jostein Gaarder

Wednesday, March 08, 2006


1 [uncountable and countable] the feeling of being annoyed, upset, or impatient, because you cannot control or change a situation, or achieve something:
People often feel a sense of frustration that they are not being promoted quickly enough.
2 [uncountable] the fact of being prevented from achieving what you are trying to achieve
Source: Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.

Is it?

I donno, I know that...

Frustration, is a short story from Zakaria Tamer's "Damascus Fire - Dimashq al-7ara2eq".
Where a girl trades her body for a stiff bread loaf, and when the guy can't seem to be man enough for it, he leaves her moaning and takes off with the bread. and realizing that ur going through both everyday. draining urself to the limit. and then running away with the bits like a hydrophobic.

Frustration, is being a stranger in your own country.

Frustration, is getting an email from ur Senior Counceling Lecturer saying it's highly not recommended [and most probably not possible] to leave Japan during ur first year there.

Frustration, is not being able to see someone's face while talking, laughing or crying.

Frustration, in not being able to go and stand with them infront of the Justice Department in Damascus this thursday, them who will get beaten for calling for their basic rights, calling for YOUR basic rights. That u urself have been blabbering about it all across this blog. u can't do it cuz it might mean that u wouldn't get that seat on a plane going to tokyo. Ashamed as well, Frustrated and Ashamed.

Frustration, is being choked by the language's inadequacy to describe a very simple feeling. Or, ur own inadequacy to do that.

Frustration, is the thought of giving up on future. even if it's a minute, one-time thought.

Frustration, is not being able to sleep for 2 days. Allergy is Frustration.

Frustration, is watching a table of blood thirsty warlords talking about Peace and Democracy.

Frustration, is to turn this blog into a place where I bitch about myself.

Frustration, Time is frustration.

Life, reading, news, music, porn, laundry, cigarettes, vodka, headaches, neighbours, quietness, success, waiting... they're all frustration.

What's not Frustration?

Knowing that all that is relative.
Finding the |Absolute|.
Simple words, like "Years".
An SMS Message.

and a music piece by Ziad and Sami 7awat. That can cover for when the language, ur language falls short.

Good night everbody, I need to get some sleep. I need to get some dreams.


Blogger Lina said...

I couldn't not comment, but I also don't quite know what to say! Your eloquent words will probably keep me thinking all day long..

Don't let frustration get the best of you! It's people like you who will push for change, and start making it happen :)

God bless you Yazan

March 08, 2006 4:57 PM

Blogger Omar said...

Allow me to add these Yazan…
Frustration is when you have to go through 2 months of paperwork just to go see your family, and avoid military service.

Frustration is when you step down from the plane happy to be back, only to be greeted angry government workers.

March 08, 2006 10:28 PM

Blogger Mirzade said...

Frustration is not normal..
love you...

March 09, 2006 6:32 AM

Blogger phoenician said...

like we need air to breath ..frustration is becoming part of us ...that is not good ..but its real

March 10, 2006 2:42 AM

Blogger zeid koudsi said...


March 11, 2006 12:29 AM


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