Wednesday, April 22, 2015

I have had my One Race: Human T-shirt since 2003 and when it got worn out over the years, I couldn't bear to depart with it. So I went and had it framed and now it's become a permanent fixture on my wall that I pass every day. 

The T-shirt I am wearing depicts the legendary Egyptian singer and composer Sayed Mekawy. The Arabic text reads "Ya Halawet Al Dunya". Although Mekawy was blind since childhood, he could see the beauty in this world while many of us, blessed with the gift of sight, often cannot see the beauty in front of us. 

Which is the greater gift?
To see with our eyes or to see with our heart?