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But If We Wait

“Are you ready?” Klaus asked finally. “No,” Sunny answered. “Me neither,” Violet said, “but if we wait until we’re ready we’ll be waiting for the rest of our lives, let’s go.”  Lemony Snicket A few years after settling in Montreal, … Continue reading

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There Is Nothing I Wish More

When I looked out my window today morning it was snowing. I grumbled and sighed and then went into the kitchen to make coffee. Don’t get me wrong on this. I love nature. But this winter has somehow been too … Continue reading

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If Only

Not long after I had moved to Montreal, at a social gathering, my friend introduced me to this great woman, a university lecturer and writer who reminded me so much of Simone De Beauvoir. A few months later, I met … Continue reading

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Harmony

“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” Thomas Merton When I read this quote last night in my ‘quotes notebook’ I thought of my late husband. I didn’t need to read a quote to think … Continue reading

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Drink And Be Filled Up

Every morning I wake up early to have my coffee and watch the sun rise. I love the quiet and solitude early morning brings to me. Everything around me is so peaceful and I get so caught up in it. … Continue reading

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Tomorrow Then

According to one story the French poet Saint-Pol-Roux used to hang a sign outside his door while he retired for the night. “The poet is working.” Lately what I do on most days is procrastinate then read and then cry … Continue reading

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There Is No Other Life

Ever since my husband passed away I have kept his email account. And once a day in the early morning after checking my emails I check his account. I know that after six months this may seem ridiculous to many. … Continue reading

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A Year Of Firsts

After tragedy hit us, me and my kids, we were all shocked and confused for a while. We were confused because it happened too soon and without any signs, sort of unexpected at the time. We were angry and sad … Continue reading

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I Write That I Am Writing

Ever since I can remember I have had this passion, this crazy love affair with writing instruments, particularly pencils, pens, writing pads, paper. But my love of reading and specially that of writing exceeds all. A passion so wild and … Continue reading

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As Long As I Can Make Stories

Growing up in a small village in Lebanon, at a time when there was no internet, in a place where there were no public libraries, my biggest ambition was to get an education so that I could get a job … Continue reading

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