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Among the Missing

There’s always this stretch of awkward silence at the beginning. I’m the only foreigner in a room full of people from a hundred other countries, an exile pinned to my seat watching a parade of expectant faces – all travelers … Continue reading

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Milk

The flute speaks. If I could only pass Through Damascus like the echo. Silk sleeps at her shore, Curves in cries That die before I reach them. Distance falls Like tears. (from The Flute Speaks by ┬áMahmoud Darweesh) **** Sometimes … Continue reading

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Accidents Happen

“A traveler in a foreign land best learns names of people and places, how to express ideas, ways to carry on a conversation by moving around in the culture, participating as fully as he can, making mistakes, saying things half … Continue reading

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