"Don’t judge everyone else by your limited experience."
I’m completely and utterly in love with Beirut, it reminds me of the Baghdad of my childhood. ❤❤❤
"Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains."
I love airports.
Genuine emotions, hugs and kisses.
I am almost in tears seeing people ravage each other with kisses!
"Find meaning. Distinguish melancholy from sadness. Go out for a walk. It doesn’t have to be a romantic walk in the park, spring at its most spectacular moment, flowers and smells and outstanding poetical imagery smoothly transferring you into another world. It doesn’t have to be a walk during which you’ll have multiple life epiphanies and discover meanings no other brain ever managed to encounter. Do not be afraid of spending quality time by yourself. Find meaning or don’t find meaning but steal some time and give it freely and exclusively to your own self. Opt for privacy and solitude. That doesn’t make you antisocial or cause you to reject the rest of the world. But you need to breathe. And you need to be."
A Lebanese guy proposed to me on the plane from London to Beirut.
He thought that I am Syrian.
When I said ‘Iraqi’ he started reciting poems about Baghdad and it’s beauty…
I literally burst out laughing in his face.
He even went into showing me family photos and their residence in Miami.
It was both awkward and super annoying.
Especially when he got into his list of standardised Arab/Middle Eastern questions:
Sunni or Shia?
Which house are you from? (Family name/statues/rubbish)
I spent the entire flight trying to avoid eye contact with him.
"masculine" is not a presentation. Masculinity is a position of power within patriarchy. Butches are not masculine. Butches are not "basically men" or "manlike." Any rhetoric that suggests otherwise is shitty and ends up having heavily transmisogynistic implications.
"Life doesn’t stop after losing someone, but it goes on without them differently."