I hate the job search.
“Serving the broken; helping the needful; lifting up the downtrodden… that is simple. Loving the annoying; working with the low functioning; cooperating with the kookie, the cranky and the confounding; working, serving side by side with those whom you couldn’t dream of relating to anywhere else in your life…now that is holy living. That is higher practice math.” -Brent Was, spiritual mathematician, 9/23/12
I miss the sound of Arabic in my ears every day. I miss being able to talk freely about God. I miss women in beautiful hijabs, and being jealous that I don’t wear one. Wa’allah. I miss Jordan. I miss all my loved ones. I miss laughing with Abu Sufyan and his family. I miss Um Sufyan’s cooking and begging her to let me help. I miss my internet dongle and being able to get online any place, for reasonable cost. I miss the sight of Ayn Basha and the other side of Safut from my porch.
Thank God for the Bisa. I’m so glad I don’t have to miss her too.
There’s a conference happening in Eugene right now. I’ve seen Delores Huerta, Winona LaDuke and Cornell West all speak. It is awesome..
It’s also kinda awesome that the priest of the church I’ve decided to start going to showed up at Cornell West and has an ‘Occupy’ patch on his work bag. (I’m Episcopalian, we’re pretty liberal).
Even animals are not spared by regime shelling.
It’s an old regime tactic still used daily: Set any farm ablaze, kill any livestock/animal seen, in order to make the Syrians suffer more than they already are.
Photo: Bayt Sahm (بيت سحم), Damascus, Syria.
Justice is the public face of love.-Cornell West
Injustice is public face of hate. -Delores Huerta
Just listen. The Bisa purrs, loudly.
And that’s the end of ‘The Bisa’ series tonight.