Iarrived in Beirut yesterday with a crapload of misconceptions about Lebanon and its people, but I’m glad to say that I’ve been largely very, very wrong.
It’s been a lot of fun so far.
There seems to be a certain quality about this city that I haven’t witnessed anywhere else. It’s chaotic yet elegant. Anxious with a dash of fierce frustration, yet deeply soulful. Full of cracks, yet somehow still glued together.
And in the midst of it all, the magical element, that certain quality that keeps this living and breathing oxymoron ticking – resilience.
That’s what I’ve learned so far.
The Lebanese, if anything, are a very resilient people, and it’s an awesome admirable quality I’m starting to like about them, besides their warm hospitality of course.
More to come soon, about Beirut, and the 2nd Arab Bloggers Summit.
Drima enjoys being stimulated, and he’s certainly grateful for the occasion.
So yay to stimulation – bitches.