A Diamond’s Eye View of the World

a multi-faceted look at the middle east, and the middle west

far away from home away from home

Posted by adiamondinsunlight on January 25, 2008

We all slept in a bit this morning; I had tea and watched the morning unfold from my aunt and uncle’s picture window.

We went to the new Tarek Rejab Museum of Islamic Calligraphy, and stuffed ourselves with down-home Iranian cooking at Shatter Abbas. We walked the souks at Mubarekiyya, which was open and bustling.

We came home, and the aunt and I settled in for a quiet afternoon on our laptops, chatting away. I barely paid attention to my Google Alerts – it wasn’t until I scrolled past the first five that the news registered.

And now I’m still happy to be here, but aching dully for Beirut.

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