Friday, July 22, 2005

Open Wound


Another explosion in Beirut tonight.
No fatalities.

That is a lie.
Left bloodied on the sidewalk is our sense of security, hope and confidence.

How can a wound heal if it is repeatedly and brutally torn open?

8 Comments:

Blogger Slink said...

:( Hearing that word alot lately. Don't know what to say... sending sympathy. x

3:31 PM, July 23, 2005  
Blogger Delirious said...

Who said "they" want the wound to heal?

6:53 PM, July 23, 2005  
Blogger Mo said...

The wound won't heal

but it won't hurt anymore

"Takassarit l nissalou 3ala l nissali"

Mo, now in prague, tonight in Beirut International Airport and off to Monot

9:05 PM, July 23, 2005  
Blogger natalie said...

I was watching 7arb Libnan...the same story is unfolding right now.

Healing is very elusive. Its been 3 months personally and still nothing...But hurt does subside, as mo pointed out.

I'm just happy no one was hurt.

Our countries self esteem took quite a beating though.

9:16 PM, July 23, 2005  
Blogger Ramzi said...

Slink
Thanks dear... same goes to you of course


delirious
They don't of course, that's what I meant :(


Mo
I salute your spirit, and share it
The sad fact is that we are human after all, and tonight Monot was dark and bare


natalie
The self esteem, the confidence... those are the targets. And of course all those tourist dollars.

7arb Libnan was different in one aspect though, this time none of us are blaming each other.

11:05 PM, July 24, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

on a side note, 7arb libnan dvds are the most distorted truth there is about the lebanese war. i'm still sorry about how much money i wasted.

11:51 PM, July 24, 2005  
Blogger raf* said...

as long as we don't start accusing each other, as long as we keep leading LIVES - that includes partying -, and as long as we keep not doing unto "them" (whoever that turns out to be) what "they" have done unto us -- we WILL heal.

this is NOT "7arb libneen redux". and it is up to us to make sure that it won't become one.

btw - that dvd/video compilation is great IF you have read a bunch of decent books on the subject beforehand. the doc itself is, of course, a great example of how much even al-jazeera has to learn from PROFESSIONAL makers of docu-films -- maps??? identification of the various video clips??? interviews that are not a la "i will ask you a question, ya za'im, and then you will talk on whatever subject you feel like for as long as you like"???

sorry, i know this was uncalled for. but hey - YOU started it by mentioning "7arb libneen"...

1:46 AM, July 26, 2005  
Blogger Ramzi said...

Actually... it was natalie who mentioned it!
But your opinion is sound and welcome ashraf, so your apology is uncalled for ;)

2:15 AM, July 26, 2005  

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