No, Sydney’s Opera House didn’t light up in solidarity with Lebanon!

While social media is showing the entire worlds’ support following the sad Paris attack, many Lebanese feel disappointed that their own devastation is not perceived by the world with the same sympathy.

Killing innocent people must be faced by all nations with a “NO” regardless of where it took place. Solidarity should not keep the blind eye on those countries which names are forever associated with killing and terrorism such as Lebanon, Palestine and Syria.

Photo: The blue, white and red colours of France's national flag are projected onto the sails of Sydney's Opera House. (Reuters: Jason Reed )

Photo: The blue, white and red colours of France’s national flag are projected onto the sails of Sydney’s Opera House. (Reuters: Jason Reed )

When I saw the pictures of the Opera house lit with the Lebanese flag (below), I couldn’t but feel pity for those who “Photoshopped” the original supporting France, only for the mere purpose of having their fake post shared.

A photoshopped fake version of the Opera House's photo lit in solidarity with France

A photoshopped fake version of the Opera House’s photo lit in solidarity with France

It’s the sad ugly truth, but unfortunately it is the truth.

I wish the whole world would support Lebanon in actions and not just colors or lights. I wish the plots on the region would stop and people go back to live in harmony as they used to. But let’s not fake the ugly truth and believe the unreasonable ugly facts that we are forgotten in the past of wars, terrors and corrupted governments.

This article of the Australian ABC news net tells the story of Australia’s support to France.

We support you France, we support history of cooperation and we support the Lebanese families living there but we tell the world: “Look at us”!


Go Your Way, All the Way…

Your way

Take the path that appeals to your inner self, the exit that might seem to lead where you belong and the consequences of being the sole commander.

As we go on in our journey, we have many companions beside us and around. They could judge, advise, criticize or simply express that they feel for us and know we deserve better.

We may cry on someone’s shoulder, or grab a warm hand when in despair. We seek a word of support and long to open up when it feels so heavy inside.

Living alone is against nature when life itself is about sharing and making things happen, to be happy and safe with the people we need with us and the fellowships we make.

Nevertheless, there is no partnership that stands sturdily behind the choices a person makes, and no solidarity in living the consequences of those choices. We solely go for what we see best at the time, and we solely carry the burdens resulting from  those decisions. Let us not hesitate in taking the exit that seems right because our destiny is around that only corner leading us.