27 November 2005

past tense bisklitas

this is a bisklit that had to stay on the roofs (sstah) of a moroccan house in the cemented medina..not needed anymore. well needed in the past mashee now. and all the other bsklitas of the past had to do the same. a bisklitik retirement that had bezzaf to do with awareness about the presence of taxis ad buses when time is not in our ands anymore.
use this means of communication... sorry transportation to go anywhere in cities like rabat and taroudant. now it is becoming almost impossible to use bisklita's if you’re not in areas kike marrakech where they are a structural element of a general being. marrakech can't "be" without the bisklias. anything else is quit added.
initially, the creation of a big city like marrakech required predicting ways of moving round. donkeys, mules, and shoes were the major elements. when the first bisklits came over, they were quit welcome as they changed not many things in the general layout or rather the active configuration of space in the medina. in 1912, the first car did really make it to marrakech. they had to keep it in fes... in the palace. once cars arrived people started hearing different noises... different functions in their acoustic sphere. very annoying to an ear used to "ddeqqa" ritual dance and music as well as the "mluk" of gnawa.
now more sounds are heard... and less sorting is made. sounds do not make sense anymore... hearing moved to big convention centers.. now we are hearing more our past tense.. if utterances make any sense.

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