All and nothing

تحية للشحرورة In Memory of Sabah

(رصاص،حبر وألوان رقمية Pencil, ink and digital color)

"Ask but me about love / Do not ask those who are happy"
In memory of Sabah

نشرت في  صحيفة السفير -ملف "صوت وصورة"
الاثنين 01-12-2014

النص من أغنية "روح على مهلك" كلمات فتحي قورة/ألحان منير مراد/ فيلم العتبة الخضرا 1959

Lebanese Red Cross Workers Denied Entrance To A Beirut Mosque

This was posted earlier today by Abdel Rahman Ali who works for the Lebanese Red Cross. His co-workers came to present their condolences but apparently weren’t allowed inside the mosque because they were wearing the Red Cross uniform (because of the cross). I am pretty sure this is an isolated incident as Red Cross workers were never denied entrance anywhere in Lebanon and are respected by all.

In Memoriam: Mark Strand, 1934–2014

The Remains

I empty myself of the names of others. I empty my pockets.
I empty my shoes and leave them beside the road.
At night I turn back the clocks;
I open the family album and look at myself as a boy.
What good does it do? The hours have done their job.
I say my own name. I say goodbye.
The words follow each other downwind.
I love my wife but send her away.
My parents rise out of their thrones
into the milky rooms of clouds.
How can I sing? Time tells me what I am.
I change and I am the same.

Ivy’s Holiday Makeup Must Haves from Beauty Concept

No matter how much makeup I accumulate, I can’t seem to ever have enough. It could be five parallel degrees of one shade of blush or lipstick, but I’ll convince myself that they’re not the same, and end up with them all. No complaints there.

The Pink House

From the balcony of the Pink House  
Everybody  in town is talking about the Rose House after this post“The Rose House is opening up its doors? Have you seen it?” is the news. 

Check Out Awesome non-Terrorist Pizza: Domino’s Pizza In Syria

I have no idea how this page is still up and no one reported yet. Check out the last few posts:
Enhanced security in central Damascus restaurants!
The toilets are NOT a place to dispose of inert grenades! We’ve been having issues with this a lot lately, especially with the IS militants.
-Domino’s Syria Team
1 large pizza for every IS corpse in our Damascus restaurants!
-Dominos Pizza Syria team

When Will Assaults Against Journalists In Lebanon Stop?

Picture via Now
This is not the first time that Lebanese security forces assault journalists during an event or a demonstration and probably won’t be the last. I really wish I could understand why a policeman might go after a journalist. Looking at the video, the ISF officers seemed outraged and pissed off but I couldn’t figure out why and I didn’t read any justification of their actions.

More Things Up North

Enfeh village; a collection of home-built structures 

Hide Your Kids! فيديو لسمكة قاتلة تفرم الحديد

There’s nothing new about this killer can-eating fish that has gone viral in the past few days. It’s called the puffer fish and it’s been there for the past 10 years or more in Lebanon. In fact, Saida fishermen exhibited tens of these fish back in 2008 in order to warn the residents of eating them as they are highly poisonous.
I wonder if there’s any strategy set to keep this fish away from our shores.

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