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wOw where to begin?!? it’s easy to say that this is a dream come true!!! here we are ya sabaya ou shabab (girls & boys) after 20 years of being on the streets pumping my fist throughout the world i never could have thought about all of what happened last night in a single event here in Beirut. we have a lot of hard work to do now ya helwin (lovelies) BUT may our fists always be stronger than their bullets, chemical tear gas, water trucks and batons. WE WILL ALWAYS BE ONE IN OUR HEARTS. this is our chance to prove it to ourselves first then the rest of the world. #takeittothestreets #nevergiveup #REVOLUTION #revolutionbeirut #Paolofreire #LaoTzu Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step…from caring comes courage.
– Lao Tzu

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#‎surrounded‬ #police ‪#‎ammunitions ‪#‎teargas‬ ‪#‎escalation‬ ‪#‎trash‬ ‪#‎waste‬ ‪#‎garbage‬ ‪#‎trashcoveredcar‬ ‪#‎gemayze‬ ‪#‎tfou‬! ‪#‎REVOLUTION‬ ‪#‎revolutionbeirut‬ ‪#‎historyinthemaking‬ ‪#‎enoughisenough‬ #meanstreetsbeirut

drape me in jasmine vines in this crescent city swoon. i’ve got the flavor baby you just give me the time. ain’t no misbehaving i got your best interest in mind… – Rising Appalachia

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you may write me down in history With your bitter, twisted lies, You may trod me in the very dirt But still, like dust, I'll rise.  Does my sassiness upset you? Why are you beset with gloom? 'Cause I walk like I've got oil wells Pumping in my living room.  Just like moons and like suns, With the certainty of tides, Just like hopes springing high, Still I'll rise.  Did you want to see me broken? Bowed head and lowered eyes? Shoulders falling down like teardrops, Weakened by my soulful cries?  Does my haughtiness offend you? Don't you take it awful hard 'Cause I laugh like I've got gold mines Diggin' in my own backyard.  You may shoot me with your words, You may cut me with your eyes, You may kill me with your hatefulness, But still, like air, I'll rise.  Does my sexiness upset you? Does it come as a surprise That I dance like I've got diamonds At the meeting of my thighs?  Out of the huts of history's shame I rise Up from a past that's rooted in pain I rise I'm a black ocean, leaping and wide, Welling and swelling I bear in the tide.  Leaving behind nights of terror and fear I rise Into a daybreak that's wondrously clear I rise Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave, I am the dream and the hope of the slave. I rise I rise I rise.

You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may trod me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I’ll rise.

Does my sassiness upset you?
Why are you beset with gloom?
‘Cause I walk like I’ve got oil wells
Pumping in my living room.

Just like moons and like suns,
With the certainty of tides,
Just like hopes springing high,
Still I’ll rise.

Did you want to see me broken?
Bowed head and lowered eyes?
Shoulders falling down like teardrops,
Weakened by my soulful cries?

Does my haughtiness offend you?
Don’t you take it awful hard
‘Cause I laugh like I’ve got gold mines
Diggin’ in my own backyard.

You may shoot me with your words,
You may cut me with your eyes,
You may kill me with your hatefulness,
But still, like air, I’ll rise.

Does my sexiness upset you?
Does it come as a surprise
That I dance like I’ve got diamonds
At the meeting of my thighs?

Out of the huts of history’s shame
I rise
Up from a past that’s rooted in pain
I rise
I’m a black ocean, leaping and wide,
Welling and swelling I bear in the tide.

Leaving behind nights of terror and fear
I rise
Into a daybreak that’s wondrously clear
I rise
Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave,
I am the dream and the hope of the slave.
I rise
I rise
I rise.

– Maya Angelou

december 27th, 2013

what happens when someone you know dies?

what happens when someone you know and cared for dies?

what happens when someone you know and cared for dies suddenly?

what happens when someone you know and cared for dies suddenly because they were assassinated?

what happens when someone you know and cared for dies suddenly because they were assassinated and you watch his son whom you’ve been friends with for a decade mourn?

what happens when someone you know and cared for dies suddenly because they were assassinated and you watch his son whom you’ve been friends with for a decade mourn and your parents who were friends with him for over twenty years in pain?

what happens when someone you know and cared for dies suddenly because they were assassinated and you watch his son whom you’ve been friends with for a decade mourn and your parents who were friends with him for over twenty years in pain and it happened four blocks from your workplace and three blocks from your parents home?

what happens when someone you know and cared for dies suddenly because they were assassinated and you watch his son whom you’ve been friends with for a decade mourn and your parents who were friends with him for over twenty years in pain and it happened four blocks from your workplace and three blocks from your parents home on the corner of the building where you used to work?

what happens when someone you know and cared for dies suddenly because they were assassinated and you watch his son whom you’ve been friends with for a decade mourn and your parents who were friends with him for over twenty years in pain and it happened four blocks from your workplace and three blocks from your parents home on the corner of the building where you used to work and you heard the explosion?

what happens when someone you know and cared for dies suddenly because they were assassinated and you watch his son whom you’ve been friends with for a decade mourn and your parents who were friends with him for over twenty years in pain and it happened four blocks from your workplace and three blocks from your parents home on the corner of the building where you used to work and you heard the explosion and the story makes international headlines?

what happens when someone you know and cared for dies suddenly because they were assassinated and you watch his son whom you’ve been friends with for a decade mourn and your parents who were friends with him for over twenty years in pain and it happened four blocks from your workplace and three blocks from your parents home on the corner of the building where you used to work and you heard the explosion and the story makes international headlines and two others you loved died in the same week?

what happens when someone you know and cared for dies suddenly because they were assassinated and you watch his son whom you’ve been friends with for a decade mourn and your parents who were friends with him for over twenty years in pain and it happened four blocks from your workplace and three blocks from your parents home on the corner of the building where you used to work and you heard the explosion and the story makes international headlines and two others you loved died in the same week?

i continued to breath!

as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. Nelson Mandela

as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
Nelson Mandela

i have the need to say something very precise, but i don’t need to say it in a precise way…i have to be clear in my intentions, not in my words… – Etel Adnan

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