Category Archives: Women

Tayta (A reverie about my grandmother)


Tayta, Teta or Teyta to a Levantine is how we fondly call our grandmothers. Jiddo or Jiddi is the grandfather equivalent. I never knew either of my Jiddos, but I grew up with an official Tayta on call and a few auxiliary … Continue reading

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A morning rushing to night


An Homage to a Lebanese Icon we just lost… Her name is ‘Sabah’. Morning. When I hear her name I remember a river, my dad with his then black mustaches, ducks floating idly by waiting for us kids to throw … Continue reading

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The kid in us


An ice cold stare. The memory of a childhood controlled by eye movement.  My mom has impossibly-blue eyes, from a German ancestry affording her a genetically electric blue hue that spoke to us, her kids. Or rather hissed at us. Her … Continue reading

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What would you edit?


You’re old. You’re sitting on a green plastic lounge chair on a sunny autumn morning. Everything aches. Your knees hurt. They are covered with a blanket. The nurse comes and tucks it in under your heavily socked feet snug in … Continue reading

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Hurt


I have been trying to write a blog post for a few days now. I start writing, get halfway there, then press the delete button. I cannot concentrate on one line of thought. A major change is happening in my … Continue reading

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Traditions


Now that Easter is approaching, I can’t help but think of the celebrations, religious and otherwise, with which I grew up. Living in Europe with my family has many advantages, it’s true, but one of the downsides of living away … Continue reading

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fireflies


Listening to Leona Lewis singing “Stop crying your heart out” and writing my post. I love Leona Lewis’s voice and sentimental interpretation of each song she sings. I am finalizing all my administrative procedures as of today for my mission … Continue reading

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Under my skin?


“Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn’t it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens up your heart and it means that someone can get inside you and mess you up. You build up … Continue reading

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Driving my life away…


I almost did, last night.  I was so tired after driving alone for 14 hours from Madrid to Geneva in one go with three short stops for gas.  Why on earth did I do that?  See, the problem is, I … Continue reading

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On women and apples


What is it with apples that we, womankind seem to be drawn to, often to our detriment?  From the original story of Eve and her stubborn fixation on eating the forbidden apple, I seem to come across a number of … Continue reading

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