I am a free and proud Moroccan
By Nyulla Safi, Travel Photo-Journalist, Model and Fashion Designer
I have not seen my Berber family since the age of 6 and my grandfather Safi since I was 14, but I am very proud to say I have Berber blood.
I know that the word Berber / Tashelhit / Amazith itself means free. Maybe this is why I feel the need to belong to no country because I have this Berber blood that needs to be allowed to be free.
Since then I have always had a fascination for Morocco and I dream to pay a visit to this wonderful Kingdom.
France also has been very kind to me and I do love France, but in spite of everything I have always had a fascination with Morocco
I dream to pay a visit to this wonderful Kingdom of Morocco. My grand father had a number of things to do with Morocco. It is beautiful to see all the superb things there. For some reason I feel so close to Morocco and its people
Through a cousin that I have just found, I have discovered that one side of my family is Berber. My other grandfather who had so much to do with morocco lives in France.
These words are to the Kingdom of Morocco ...
... I would like to think that we have met in a world before where I was your child and you allowed me to run freely under your sun and at the smell of your beautiful flowers, if not, then I pray today that we will meet in this lifetime.
Until we do, I thank you for being the country that has captured my heart. I hope that I will have your blessing to feel your desert sand underneath my feet and share your sunshine, your beautiful spirit and magic.
You have given me much more than you may realize. I will be gentle with your precious gift which I will treasure for a million lifetimes. I thank you from my heart, my soul and my depth.
This message is from the bottom of sincerity of my heart.