So near, yet so far ...
- So you’re from Lebanon
- You speak Arabic there?
- Do you speak Hebrew too?
- How come?
Looking Away ...
- You haven’t been yourself?
- How so?
- You’ve been standoffish
- Oh God, this is how I come off?
- No, I mean, I’m used to you being more bubbly
- Yeah, well.. The war.. You know?
- Why? Was your family affected?
Frontiers of Dreams and Fears ...
- So you say you want to go back home?
- And where is home for you?
- May I ask
- Is this the safest place to go to?
Scratching the Surface ...
- Is your family alright?
- Yes… Yes they are, thank you for asking
- It must be quite difficult being here
- Yes it’s difficult being away from them
- No I meant being in a country that has the potential to interfere for the sake of peace and chose to stay out of it.
- *smile* oh so this is what we’re telling ourselves?
- What do you mean?
Light at the End of the Tunnel ...
- So what does Hizb Allah mean?
- The party of God
- And Nasr Allah?
- The victory of God
- And Allah..
- Oh so your Allah is the same as our God?
- Ouff 7atdallo bajam
- What was that?
- Nothing ...
Fake hopes ...
- You have to go back
- I will… I’m trying to decide on when will be the best time.
- You have to build your country
- This is what we did after the world war
- And look at Japan now
- Would you teach me Arabic?
- Why do you want to learn?
- I want to go to Iraq and become a soldier
- You know what you’re asking me?
- Yes but keep an open mind, soldiers are there anyway, what’s another one, they’ll write off my student’s loans. Just translate this sentence for me.
- Attack the enemy… who exactly is the enemy? Do you see now what you’re asking me? And why do you need Arabic anyway?
- I don’t know. This is what they ask for Arabic for people in higher ranks.
- Fuck off ...
I have yet to meet the person who willingly and purposely wants to go in life unnoticed
‘Still looking for himself’
I don’t think he’ll ever find himself if he’s still looking.
Civilizations and philosophies throughout history searched… nothing was found.
Why call it that? … The pre-religion life was not worth lumping into the same path with this one... Isn’t the path to religious awakening part of life for these people?
All the rest of the people are non-intellectuals? So they don’t use their intellect? So they’re all stupid?
‘Of a certain age’
Aren’t we all of a certain age?
‘Can I ask you an easy question?’
What if I can’t answer it, then what? You set me up for a big embarrassment. Why not ask a difficult question? Why waste my time?
‘All smart people carry themselves with humility’
Is that why you keep saying you're very modest?
‘The more we know the less we know’
Why bother then?