The mountain that speaks.

I stood in tears while I heard the mountain speak : “hush your mind little one”. I stood stunned by the ice walls and the sharp peaks. The mountain spoke with a freezing breath and so I froze while my thoughts wandered on life and glory. I stood overwhelmed by the power of presence and […]

Winter old and wise.

The freezing wizard, this is winter in the Northern hemisphere. For three long months, the sun is in its weakest and lowest point in our sky and the Earth’s temperature keeps falling drastically. All micro ecosystems are affected. Animal migrations take place, water and plants freeze, prey and food become scarce and our own behaviours […]

Christmas of 1992

           This is the story of a 7 year-old girl living in 1992. She is the third child of a hard- working couple, both teachers and writers, lovers of paper and ink.            Her favourite time of the year is all year round as she lives in […]

Mouneh مونة

Mouneh is the Lebanese word of slow home processed food preserved by our ancestors to survive winter and the times of turmoil and war. The sight of mouneh awakes in my heart strong childhood memories of Téta (grandma) drying figs and grapes on the roof under the summer sun and cooking jam on an open […]