I was extremely relaxed in the lap of the world or even the lap of the universe; I hugged, drank and ate the compassion, affection and love of the world. I much liked to be as the same as that place hoping to be always relaxed for the rest of my life. As a result, sensations and emotions turned to be a part of my bones and flesh with which they grew day by day. As for my soul, it was being formed every moment and changed eccentrically every day. My soul used to pull off many characters out of starts. It used to change and try on those characters as if they had been clothes, not traits or qualities. Those characters would be the reason for either harmony or in harmony of my world with others’ worlds. I might have made a mistake when I picked straightforwardness instead of ambiguity and emotions instead of solidity to the extent that I got used to changing characters every day. I tried to choose my traits and qualities according to that warm place in which I used to live, and not according to that world in which I will have to stay for the rest of my life. When I was born, I desired to have harmony and coherence with life, the same harmony and coherence in which I lived inside the womb of the universe. That was my own nature and condition into which I was born.
Today we talk about Wings, a book by Ru’a Sheesh published with our publishing house Europe Books.
Europe Books had the pleasure of interviewing the author, Ru’a Sheesh, to get to know her better, if there was a particular moment that led her to the writing of her book Wings, as well as the message she wants to convey to her readersf.
Below you can find our interview. Take a seat and enjoy your reading!!!
- Is there a particular moment in your life that led you to the writing of your book? What was it?
What my novel talks about a girl run away from her village to change her life and when she settles in the city, she finds something wrong in her life but don’t know what it is and her soul still feels dissatisfied with her life, which makes her sad all the time, and from here begins her journey in search of her passion, and this journey what novel talk about. The particular moment in my life that led me to the writing of my book I also always want to know what my passion is and when I found out writing is my passion, I decided to write something about passion in life.
- What are the crucial themes of your book?
The novel talk about four crucial themes the main one is searching for passion and the three others are strict traditions and how it could become an obstacle to the progress of the individual and the development of society, the third one is the duality of good and evil in life in general, the fourth idea is how much creative writing gives the writer the freedom and power to even break the laws of nature and physics. These four ideas are presented narratively from the first chapter to the last chapter.
- What is the message you would like to communicate to your readers?
(find your passion) Do not underestimate your feelings, as I am always accused of being sensitive and exaggerating my feelings, and always follow the voice of your soul It will lead you to the place of your happiness.
- Is there a book you are particularly attached to and that has taught you something?
There is no book or even a writer that I relate to or be deeply influenced by. I read in a random way and not something specific. I read international and local novels, and I read philosophy and human development books, because writing for me communicates with my own world and discovering the worlds of other common people. I am a curious person who wants to know who I am and discover others.
- Are you planning to write more books?
I already have another book, but it is not a novel. Rather, it is a book of prose poems that I have not published in Arabic and have not yet translated into English. I write songs in English to develop my English language. I have already completed writing a song album. As for writing a new novel, I am planning to do so, and I hope that I will succeed in writing a new novel. But the novel always needs more effort, original feelings and ideas, and influential life experiences to be of value and worthy of publication.
Europe Books thanks the author, Ru’a Sheesh, once again for taking the time and answering our questions. We are really pleased to have walked alongside her on the editorial path that led to the publication of her book Wings. We wish her the best of luck for her future works.
To you, my readers, I truly hope this book will motivate to find your passion or if you have already found it, to continue to cultivate it, honour it and make it everyday something to live for, because what we are passionate about allows us to live a better life, for which it is definitely worth living.