Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Loubnan: Thirsty For Us, Like The Pine Tree

Less than 24 hours before I leave this beloved country, Lebanon. I must say that I have decided--this is the place I want to be my home, this is where I want to live. No romanticism, no idealism...it's reality and it becomes clearer the older I get....

Lebanon--it's the fertile ground for change, for opportunities. We should all start planning the return. We should! No doubt! It would be a shame to leave it behind, when it is so thirsty for our minds, for our endless energy, and optimism.

Yes, don't worry, I will talk politics, a lot of it, right when I return to the cradle of routine. Soon, I'll be giving you inside stories from the Lebanese Common Man.

I also met with Beirut Spring's Mustapha and Lebanese Political Journal's Lebanon_Profile. I will write about that as well. I just wanted to write these words...I can smell the fresh scent of the Pine Tree from the hills of Bhamdoun-El-Mhatta.

Forever, Loubnan Al-Moukaddas.

"Nobody knows how many rebellions, besides political rebellions, ferment in the masses of life which people earth."

12 comments:

Vox Populi - Agent Provocateur said...

so true

hummbumm said...

I am glad you think like that. I hope you are right. I am too cynical and set in my ways to uproot back to lebanon.

May said...

Doha,

Looking forward to your inside stories from the "Lebanese Common Man."

Raja said...

forever Loubnan al Moukaddas!

Anonymous said...

Ooh pleaase.. Moukaddas my ass.. Enough with the Irational jingoism !

Raja said...

spare this forum your spite.

We all drown in Lebanon's problems every day of our lives, so a few instances of admiration and appreciation of the positive aspects of our land, people, and country, should not be a problem.

Lazarus said...

I guess its one step at a time. And the first step should at least be some semblance of hope. This post is a good start.

Abu Kais said...

Hope was killed by a crazy Lebanese driver.

The real anon said...

To make it clearer for anon: we love this F-word crazy place

Anonymous said...

High Five Doha.

Tru7i w terja3i bessalemeh

Charles Malik said...

Good tidings and a safe trip

Mustapha said...

let us know when you're back