March 16, 2022
“The Kurds did not say in vain that “a stone is steady in its place”. I was born in this village, but I moved to several other villages, districts, and cities because of studying, herding, and working as a Peshmerga. Eventually, I decided to live for the rest of my life in that place where I have hundreds of beautiful memories. Life for old men like us is just the passing of the days. The problem of having a long life is witnessing the deaths of loved ones. Mass prayers and attending funerals are our daily routine. Unfortunately, gone are the days when we gathered, made jokes and played at night. Sadly, many old people have said goodbye. There is no such gathering anymore because of mobile phones and the internet. The weakness and coldness of the social state does not only exist in the cities, but in the villages as well. I am dissatisfied with most of the characteristics of today’s youth. But I never complain about them, because I have no doubt that whatever you tell them, they still think they are more reasonable than us. To be honest, I was the same when I was young! I constantly complained about old people for how narrow-minded they were”.