Tuesday, November 28, 2006

The Box

I haven’t left Beirut since last April…

Tomorrow I am leaving to the Netherlands…

No…No…not for good…I am leaving for two weeks only…

It is good sometimes to leave the box…

You start seeing things differently…and this is what I need at this point in time…

All I can see from inside the box is black…I see nothing positive…

Maybe from outside the box…I will see the light…I will be able to see that we are on the right track towards a real peace in Lebanon…

Maybe I will see that our politicians are really working for a strong Lebanon…

Maybe I will see that the Lebanese are happy, confident, fulfilled and looking to the future with big dreams…

Oh!!! Outside the box…

6 Comments:

Blogger Marya said...

hey,
Netherlands ha... well am actually living in Norway on a one year Red Cross mission.. i have been "outside the box" for around 4 months now.. and yes it does change u... i left right after the war and i was filled with negative energy toward lebanon... here,however, i find myself believing in lebanon more than ever.. you are right.. it is always healthy to step outside and reflect..
i did that.. and now i cant wait to be back.. i know i can help.. i want to teach people peace.. i want them to know that id does exist.. that they have the right to live in peace...
i have been trying to figure out what to specialize in and now i found it.. peace education... maybe we can talk about this soon...
marya :)

2:35 PM  
Blogger Laury Haytayan said...

Hi marya, It makes me happy to see more and more people interested in peace education...When ur back to beirut...let me know..we can meet and discuss future plans...

12:26 AM  
Blogger Marya said...

hey again...
it'll be great if we can meet because i have so many questions.. on having a career in this field.. i believe in it now more than ever.. I am going to be home for xmas between 17 december and january 5.. if you are free any day .. it'll be great to have a chat!!
Marya

12:14 PM  
Blogger PushingForward said...

Laury,

Glad you are doing well. I miss you, sorry for not keeping in touch. I am back in Iraq- currently in Baghdad! Humm Does the " RAJ" remind you or the small village of Erbil? Thanksgiving dinner at the Villa?
In any case, I left Lebanon a day before the war, and funny enough ended up in a war torn country- Baghdad, Iraq. We had a mortar fall on a house near our Villa in the Ineternational Zone. It was scary and we all rushed with whatever fire extinguishers we had around the house. However, sometimes I wish we had emotional fire etinguishers around! So many are needed... You would be happy to know: I HAD MAKE YOUR OWN SUSHI NIGHT IN BAGHDAD!!! Go figure- We used mainly fake crab, shrimps(imported from Lebanon in an Ice box on a Military plane... hehehe yes, small luxuries goes a long way here...)
Keep me posted on your news? Are you still doing trainings (LAURY is a great energetic trainer- I saw her first hand!!!!)
In any case, I am not going to invite you to Baghdad, but hopefully we can catch up for coffee when I am back in Beirut....
With Serenity, Randa

3:46 AM  
Blogger PushingForward said...

Laury,

Glad you are doing well. I miss you, sorry for not keeping in touch. I am back in Iraq- currently in Baghdad! Humm Does the " RAJ" remind you or the small village of Erbil? Thanksgiving dinner at the Villa?
In any case, I left Lebanon a day before the war, and funny enough ended up in a war torn country- Baghdad, Iraq. We had a mortar fall on a house near our Villa in the Ineternational Zone. It was scary and we all rushed with whatever fire extinguishers we had around the house. However, sometimes I wish we had emotional fire etinguishers around! So many are needed... You would be happy to know: I HAD MAKE YOUR OWN SUSHI NIGHT IN BAGHDAD!!! Go figure- We used mainly fake crab, shrimps(imported from Lebanon in an Ice box on a Military plane... hehehe yes, small luxuries goes a long way here...)
Keep me posted on your news? Are you still doing trainings (LAURY is a great energetic trainer- I saw her first hand!!!!)
In any case, I am not going to invite you to Baghdad, but hopefully we can catch up for coffee when I am back in Beirut....
With Serenity, Randa

3:47 AM  
Blogger Laury Haytayan said...

randa ya randa.....kifik?...u sound happy.....in Iraq....
coffee in beirut...why not....

5:29 AM  

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