Foreigners living the Lebanon experience

I have blogged once about how beautifully a foreigner sees, talks and writes about Lebanon, and i am sure it is something many have experienced. Sadly, today is witnessing despair within our people as many plots against and from its people and groups are being made.

Just when the spirits are down, once again more words from a foreigner in our country, but this time it’s coming from an ambassador who has experienced the real Lebanon and left it with a touching statement. I can’t but bow with respect to this person whose term as ambassador for his country to Lebanon is over, and yet asks us permission to be our ambassador, when we, the Lebanese people deny our nation and ethnicity every day.

Fletcher's farewell note

Mr. Fletcher’s post makes my heart grow a little bigger, after it has been crushed over and over with bitter disappointments from our own politicians who fail us every minute and every day. In his note, Tom Fletcher quotes Gibran’s ‘you have your Lebanon, I have mine’ listing reasons and instances behind his belief in Lebanon and its people, something we miss to have ourselves.

Diplomats feel overwhelmed with what they get of influence and position worth when they are posted to Lebanon. I have lived and seen the difference in Australia, and can assure you that they wouldn’t dream to have this prestigious status on their own land and within their own people.


Children at the Movies: “Harry Potter” or Gibran’s “The Prophet”?


Indeed a masterpiece with its extent and worth going beyond the lifetime of any existence.

Khalil Gibran’s iconic book “The Prophet” is one of the biggest sellers in history, exceeding 100 million copies in over 40 languages since it was first published in 1923.

“The Prophet” will feature in another adaptation, this time as an animated film written and directed by Roger Allers is on track for completion in spring of 2014, with  Liam Neeson and Salma Hayek in the voice cast.


While it is not confirmed that children are the target audience of the expected animated version of “The Prophet”, (read Animations are not for Children) we can only aspire that with the adaptation of Gibran’s writings and words of wisdom in animations there is a powerful mean to convey values key ingredients to the young minds.