Friday, September 14, 2007

Karim is a friend of mine

The dude doesn't pick up, never answers his phone, doesn't reply to our emails and we're all worried sick about him

He's the smartest person you'll ever meet, a sense of humor that's unmatched, a genius both conversationally and academically, the guy was the top of his class and the top of our school with virtually no studying.

he sent us a mail about a month ago appologizing for not being a "good friend" and all, and his exact words were:

It has taken me quite a while to write the next couple of words ..

I just wanted to apologize for not being a very good friend lately, even though I honestly don't understand what the word means .. I know I have "disappeared" many times before, and it isn't very amusing any more .. But of all the times when I just couldn't deal with everything, I had never felt the need to vanish so strongly before ..

I have been dealing with a lot of things lately, and I just realized that I can't resolve all of those issues on my own .. I acknowledge the need to seek dedicated professional advice .. I really appreciate your concern, and I apologize again for being a prick ..

Hope you are all doing well, and hope next time we meet it will better for all of us ..

that last paragraph in particular "Hope you are all doing well, and hope next time we meet it will better for all of us .. "sounds a bit too suicidal for my liking

i don't know how to reach out to him, i'm sure he's got real shit on his mind, the heavy, hardcore type, like being raped or seeing your mom in bed with another guy or seeing your younger brother blowing his uncle or something, just not sure what to do with him, and he's never been the type to talk about his normal problems, i can only imagine what some real shit will do to him.

i hope he's seeing a therapist


Will E. said...

Sounds like my friend Hisham without the note..

insomniac said...

ok, i know it sounds pretty naiive here... but i've had my share of bad times where i had to deal with shit and did not want to discuss it even with my two best friends... i would shut them off and not answer their phone calls until i know that i can return the call and have a conversation without crying!!

so perhaps his not there yet... some people hate being that vulnurable, and like u said Karim, he's not the type that normally discussed his problems.....

just ed3eelo... and be a good friend when he's ready to talk... (and don't say enny 3abita for saying that)

KareemFromEgypt said...

will e: it's comforting in a weird way knowing that there are others like karim out there, hope hisham is doing better, we still haven't heard from karim till now

insomniac: kolena bened3eelo, not just me, but it's been going on since early july and he's still not picking up. we keep trying every now and then but we don't want to push him even further away