Nayla Al Khaja shared one of her short films with us called Arabana, during TEDx Abu Dhabi. Please only watch the film knowing it is the story of abuse and neglect of a little girl and only if you are in the space and mind to watch such a movie. While watching the film I started writing, I named the journal “The temperature in the Garden of Eden” and I wrote a few lines reflecting on the Images and the Feelings the film brought out for me.
The little girl who visited the gardener in the shed
only remembered the taste of th lollipop she ate in front of her mother.
How is it that no one wondered where she got the lollipop.
She will anguish for years when her daughter yet only an egg in her womb
will ask her for a lollipop in exchange for a smile.