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Making Life More Bearable

The other day I was reading a book about how to unblock your creative self. One of the tasks in the book was about collecting images of things or people or places you like or dream about and then making … Continue reading

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Say Yes Quickly

I grew up in Lebanon at a time when people didn’t have much understanding about art and were bullied for being Artists. As a child and later as a teenager I had this passion and love for writing and writers. … Continue reading

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Even If You Miss The Moon

It’s been eight years already that we have made Montreal our home. We came with so much hope to start a new life for us and our kids in a better place. A lot has happened since then. And when … Continue reading

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Artistic Survival

The other day I heard myself say to a friend, “I lack discipline. I am being lazy, that’s all.” Those words (coming from me) sounded somewhat strange to my own ears. Because not long ago I had read in a … Continue reading

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Who To Believe?

There’s a story that a Hollywood producer handed Gore Vidal a screenplay of one of his books and asked him to revise it. After reading it, Gore said: “This screenplay doesn’t need a revision- it needs a trip to Lourdes.” … Continue reading

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The Unlucky-Lucky Number 16

Today is the 16th of the month. Eighteen months ago we said goodbye to you. You left this world filling our lives with an emptiness so great that nothing and no one can fill it. You left us in too … Continue reading

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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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