Ohhh, Transitions!

I detest change. Even to the slightest degree. Once, years ago, I came home from school and had to study for exams that week. I was stressed out and exhausted and was running on coffee (which I hate) and little … Continue reading

Dimensions of Me

The fact that I am writing to you in English already falsifies what I wanted to tell you. My subject: how to explain to you that I don’t belong to English though I belong nowhere else -Gustavo Perez Firmat As … Continue reading

Peace will Prevail

You interrupted our unity, sprinkled us around the globe, and left us scattered. You were under the impression that you broke us. Weakened us. Divided us. But in all reality you made us whole. Stronger. Unified. You multiplied us around the world, giving rise to generations upon generations of open-minded, multi-lingual, educated, freedom fighters. Despite your efforts to destroy us, you brought us closer to a peaceful home.

–IH

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The Drive

My eyes on the road, my mind on my worries, my heart in Your hands. Thoughts occupying my mind like Israel occupies Palestine Ideas rushing through my brain faster than the wheels turning on this car. My heart cries. I almost … Continue reading

A Letter to the Girl I Could Have Been

To the girl I could have been: I have been thinking about you a lot lately and the differences between us. I grew up on chocolate cake and cookies while you grew up on knafeh and ‘atayif. I spent weekends … Continue reading