madly in love with Iraq

5.7.06

Beirut

I am off to Beirut in few days time to join part of my family. It has become unbearable for them to hold on in Baghdad in the heat generated by natural and unnatural causes.

I am excited and happy; my batteries are nearly flat and desperately require recharging! And this can only be achieved by intensive hugs and reassurances from my mother.

It is very sad though not being able to make the one hour flight to Baghdad from there, and in spite of feeling so thrilled at the moment, my heart is not beating as fast as it does when Baghdad is my final destination.

Baghdad is my family, my home and my love. This was my answer to someone who said that once my family is out, I will forget, stop following the news and seize from worrying.

I wanted to post something, but I am really distracted and cannot concentrate, let alone having to arrange my work before leaving.

I should be back by the end of July.

I will miss you all.

7 Comments:

  • You will be dearly missed too. Inshallah you arrive there and return safe and sound.

    P.S: make sure you don't pick up on their extremely queer accents.

    By Blogger Little Penguin, at 10:48 pm  

  • We will miss you! Have a safe trip.

    By Blogger The Heretical Jew, at 11:13 pm  

  • Even though I am new to ur blog, I will miss you.
    and yes, we all need our batteries to be recharged, after all we are humans and not working machines.

    Enjoy the mideast and especially Bierut.

    ciao bella ;)

    By Blogger Gilgamish, at 2:54 am  

  • I hope you will have a great time with you family!

    By Anonymous Tim, at 6:01 am  

  • Have a safe trip Hala. Enjoy it to the fullest! Family is everything in this life, really...
    Bon Voyage!
    Z.

    By Blogger ZZ, at 4:37 pm  

  • Remember the Golden Rule if a lebanese says "Out" that means "in" take a strole down Hammra Street and visit Antowan's library" eat Manakeesh and hove a nice evening near the Rowasha, God I miss beruit. ;(

    By Blogger Zappy!, at 11:07 am  

  • Hala,
    Please reassure us all that you are fine, after these horrific attacks on Beirute airport!
    We are all very worried.
    May God Keep and Protect you!
    Z

    By Blogger ZZ, at 2:26 pm  

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