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What Matters In Life

It’s Easter weekend. Christians around the world are celebrating the resurrection of Jesus. Easter time for me reminds me of my village Ainjar, in the east of the Bekaa Valley. The smell of baking coming from almost every house while … Continue reading

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A Big Thank You

It’s the end of another year, 2013. A tough and painful year for me and my kids, a year in which most of the time I felt, to use Sylvia Plath’s words: “I felt very still and very empty, the … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas And Happy Holidays!

Today is Christmas. That special time of year when Christians around the world celebrate the birth of Jesus. I am a Christian but not Catholic. Being Armenian and born in a small village in the east of Lebanon where the … Continue reading

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Cheers!

It’s that time of the year again, Christmas is just around the corner. I have lived to see yet another year pass by. Perhaps the longest and definitely the saddest for me so far. I don’t know if I will … Continue reading

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Why Put Others Down?

During a telephone conversation with a certain someone the other day, I realized that no matter what I said, no matter how I answered her questions, this person on the other end of the line had something to say to … Continue reading

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Maybe Sometimes

Have you ever woken up early one morning at dawn and quite unexpectedly noticed the twilight? Or some other day quite unexpectedly you saw a sunset, a starry sky, a scenery or the horizon, so beautiful, so exquisite that a … Continue reading

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I Am Not Sure How

Yesterday was a sad day for me, for us. On this day, exactly a year ago, we buried my best friend, and exactly three months after I buried my husband. And yesterday was one of those days that I started … Continue reading

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What Would Happen Next?

On Friday last week I decided to clean my desk. My writing corner so to speak. It was so clattered with books and notebooks and pens and everything that it made it impossible for me to sit and work. So … Continue reading

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Happy Anniversary My Darling

Two weeks ago I said goodbye to my mother who went home after a visit of almost two and a half months. She went back to her home in Lebanon. My mother is old and has a lot of health … Continue reading

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We Must Keep Moving

Yesterday was the eight month anniversary of my husband’s death. I dread the 16th of every month and yesterday was no different. Eight months have passed since we said goodbye to him yet I find it hard to believe and … Continue reading

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