Autobiography

Alhan

Jeries-Ashqar

I write it and say it my way, following no certain order nor chronological nor content roles.

I reveal parts of my inner soul and life.

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Birth

19.02.1979

About the Name

ALHAN -ألحان – (أ. ل. ح. ا. ن) = the origin of the word derives from Arabic language. ALHAN is the plural form of the word LAHEN (لحن). Relates to fields of sound, music, poetry and language. The meaning in English language, according to my search, is: Melodies =Alhan / Melody =Lahen.

It is a rare name in ِArabic language. The third letter ح (أ. ل. ح. ا. ن), the sixth in number out of 28 letters forming the Arabic language alphabet, is replaced by the letter H in English and foreign languages. It has a little similarity, in phonetics and sound of the Arabic letter ح.

Surname

JERIES_ASHQAR: in early years I had only Jeries as my official family name. It is common in my community to follow only the Father’s family name.  In 2012, I decided to take it to the next level, adding my mom’s family name, which is Ashqar. It felt much more complete within my personal feeling and approach. I hold both, their history and story.

My identity puzzle has diverse pieces forming it. Each piece belongs to certain reality, time, history and story. My puzzle continues to grow as time goes on. My circles of life are growing too.

I say it my way

I lived to know rejection, non-acceptance, disrespect, violence, and abandonment through all identity components supposedly forming mine upon birth: nationality, religion, gender, social status, language, music, color and all.

Now, and after numerous journeys in and out within our cosmos, I found the little corner of peace inside; traveling beyond the components forming an identity, any identity. It is an everyday challenge to wake up to life, consciously try see the good side of it, seek the light and overcome the numerous humanly defined and practiced barricades surrounding it.

To be continued…

Light & Love

A.J.A

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