it was a splendid day, my son and i went to the museum to check out the new educational activities created by one of my ex students. of course seeing her was great, and as i was telling my son this student was with me since she was doing her bachelor degree at Zayed university, then in New Zealand while she was completing her masters degree. what amazed me is the group of special needs kids that came to the museum to learn and practice, of course the enthusiasm of these kids made the day go so fast. anyway, my story here is about the visit to the bookshop at the museum. i saw a whole wall of books and auto biographies for Sheikh Sultan Alqasimi, in arabic, english and french and many other languages. but what cought my eyes are the plays scripts, so i asked the sales girl if these are also written by the sheikh, she said yes of course, she was surprised that i didnt know that he is a script writer and that one of his plays is on show in Egypt. i told her that i didnt know this, so she said that i must be ignorant! well maybe, but is this a way to critisize clients? i dont think so, maybe i didnt know becasue there isnt much publicity about his plays. we hear about all of the singers and films etc, but we never hear about a play by the sheikh. in actual fact i hadnt heard about his autobiography either, but i dint say anything as otherwise i will be double branded as ignorant.

we are ignorant in life, and no matter how much we read and learn there are new things to know aobut and read about every day. for example, did anyone know that there was a book sale at Dubai women college today? and that the proceeds was going to be sent to a school in Gaza? maybe you know, and maybe you dont, why? i am not sure, but by far you are not ignorant, as there must have been many things in your mind prevented you from learning about this fact.

lets celebrate ignorance as its the only way we try to learn more.