I’m Ari and welcome to Peshitta.info! I’ve wanted to start a blog/website for an extremely long time, but I just never got around to it. I figured today was the day and I should just start or I never would. I guess the best way for me to start would be to explain a little history on myself, as well as the things I like, dislike, and what I want out of life. I’m 25, and I live in the beautiful city of Aventura in South Florida. Both of my parents were born in Syria, but they emigrated to the United States in 1986. It was a difficult and strenuous journey making it to America from the middle east, but they got here safely. I have three younger siblings – two male and one female. The youngest of the litter, Max, is beyond adorable. Before Max, came Rebecca, my favorite sibling. (But shhh… don’t tell anyone!) And the second oldest of the family is Mohammad.
We’re a pretty close-knit family, always having a family dinner on Friday nights. Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that I still live at home. It’s a rather standard practice in Middle Eastern society, as once I am to be wedded, I will move in with my husband, but who knows when that will be? Back to me as a person, though, I’m extremely fond of movies, television, reading, and music. Honestly, my favorite genre of music would have to be Jazz, which is probably rather weird for someone in my generation, but there’s just something about it that makes sense to me. The way the notes flow together and have no rhyme or reason appeals to some central aspect of my being.
I love to read – whether it’s Jane Austen, Mark Twain, or J.K. Rowling, I just can’t get enough. I feel like proper literature is what fuels the human race. It allows us to realize where we’ve been, where we’re going, and who we are. If you don’t know your past, how can you know your future right? Literature allows us to escape from our reality, escape from the mundane, to forget about the issues at hand. It can instantly change the way we think and the way we act. I know from personal experience that education is the key to becoming a better person, whether it’s your goal to improve your physical, mental, or social state.
In terms of entertainment, as I previously stated, I’m a huge fan of a cornucopia of television shows and movies, but I also enjoy live theatre, as well as live concerts and dance recitals. I love to dance, but you’ll never catch me dancing in public, I guess that’s one area I need to work on in my life, is becoming more social. Part of the reason I started this site, was so that I could share my experiences with the world – whether it’s my day-to-day life, a quote, or my experience with a particular person I came in contact with. Because that’s what I enjoy most about life, sharing my story, whether it’s with a stranger on the bus or a stranger on the internet. I appreciate you checking out my blog and I hope that you come back, as I know you will enjoy what I have to say.