It is the story of a beautiful place in our history, but that will remain as a good artifact with evil, and to which I honestly I do not even want to think, even though much of it has lived.
My great luck was that I never understood politics, but I did not even bother my head to understand it, even though the times have changed now and maybe hope will change for the better.
Leaving aside my philosophical reflections on political issues, I would like to recount an exciting and exciting episode from the period immediately following the end of the engineering internship.
After a period of accommodation at the site of a young engineer, I had no perspective or more interesting opportunity as I always wanted and to whom I dreamed of consolidating my position in society, being part of; let’s say from its segment or category of middle class down to base.
I’m wondering why? I was always struggling against a threshold that I could not overcome, namely, that I was not a party member. If I had been there, I would certainly have opened other doors, prospects benefited most of my former colleagues.
What should I say? This is life, for some mummy, for others the plague.
Where I was working, I had a fixed, small and uninteresting salary, but enough to ensure my existence from day to day.
Of course I wanted a lot of things, like any young person, to make my life easier, to have access to the higher levels we aspire to and not to be “nobody.”
In this way I could have had another perspective in society and new horizons towards a better knowledge of life.
But you know what my great luck was? Of course not! Well, the fact that I was a nonconformist type (as I am now), I was an open mind and I enjoyed my greatest asset, ambition.
I am trying to take advantage of any situation to strengthen my position in society, whether I read absolutely anything that would have been helpful to me (as I do now) or that I often went to many of the movies I had to learn.
When I was looking at the tabs of a book, I felt the thrill of pleasure, I went through the lines of writing with tremendous reading hunger, and the smell of typographic ink created a great state, however small a child I was used to.
The right ones were just the only pleasures I could enjoy, and why I was lying to the theater from time to time.
But one day a stylish, well dressed (see his girlfriend) at work came to work from another company and was interested in staff available to go abroad on a construction site. At that time all the companies were state-owned and not private as they are now.
God! I can’t believe I can hear that, and that I may be lucky enough to have the opportunity offered to me, thinking at the same time as a launch bridge for myself, to the dreams that would be could become reality, and why not to make extra money.
I have urgently signed up for the list to be notified of the tests that I will give later, on my job and the test of knowing as much as a foreign language. That was the procedure.
Obviously in the evening I talked with my parents about this story that could become reality for me, asking at the same time for my father’s relationship because he had been in Iraq for a year and he knew more than I did.
After a while I supported all the tests that were in the procedure and I was informed that I had passed them successfully, being transferred to that company to go abroad, respectively in Iraq.
“Lord! I said to myself, the sun and my bowl came! And did I even think of my dreams happening so suddenly? “I built my life brick with brick for a better existence to do something more than to be proud of, and here is my wish fulfilled.
I went into an exotic world I wanted, a world I told myself, I will do everything to have as much moral and material satisfaction.
The reality is that I always enjoyed traveling, seeing more, learning from other things I did not know, discovering new cultures to meet other people with other ideas.
After about a few hours of flight, and the change of the second time zone, we arrived in Harun al Rashid (the sultan of the thousand and one nights) and Sheherezada, in Baghdad.
At night there was a temperature as bearable as possible, but anyway I was mentally prepared because I had read a lot about this before. But the day was a nightmare, a heat like you were in the oven, but if you got used to it, you had no trouble.
And here’s how the adventure of my life started, or the nightmare of my life, I can’t even define it very well now. What I dreamed and what I found! However I faced with all the appearances.
I was going to the site where I was assigned to Hilla, a town located 90 km from Baghdad and 5 km from Babylon.
Being in the ancient meadow of Mesopotamia, an old seabed, where Noah has loaded his ark with various living creatures for survival, I remembered the wonderful stories of Sheherezada’s moonlight, and the mystical and exotic world to discover in the next days.
On the job site, I had to get used to the work schedule first, the week on Arabs started with Saturday and ended Thursday, Friday being free.
Totally different than Europe. So what? It seemed to pass faster. Dedicated money I shared in such a manner to be sufficient for the journeys that I proposed to make to Iraq in my spare time.
Yes, the dreams began to take shape because I was going to see and see with my own eyes the holy apple in the Bible where Adam and Eve sinned at the confluence of the two Tiger and Euphrates rivers at the last Roman bastion at Hatra located in northern Iraq, and in the south of Nineveh, where the famous burned clay plates were found with the Sumerian writing about 4000 years ago.
For example, the building site where we were was near a hill called Borsipa Hill, which was a fortress ruin. What was interesting was the fact that there were no planted or planted trees around the hill, circulating the story that there was a nuclear explosion in the past. I honestly do not know now either.
We were happy to have reached places where not many could reach for different reasons, places that had many bans on the part of the Iraqi government and governorates in the respective provinces.
I was going to discover many of the biblical stories that came to life through the places visited and found in the Bible, but maybe, another time to tell more.
Magic and exotic is not it? But where was the magic, because on the inside site, I gave a “hardy fauna with many animals without feelings” that I never thought I could master, unless I even went into it, what otherwise, and outside were others with other ideas, the adventure had already begun.
Being fairly accustomed to the hard life of a construction site, I have succeeded and advanced in my career as I have faced all the challenges I have been subjected to.
Even now I remember with pleasure that I did not succumb to the pressures I subjected to daily stress and as a psychic I was strong enough to support and treat them as common things.
What would you do for me?
The motto was: winning goes further, losing a farther way and the goal, excuse the means!