I came back from Syria overwhelmed with emotions. I haven’t enjoyed Syria as much as I have had in this brief trip. I have a lot to talk about, so before I go into the sightseeing and the other things, I want to talk about the humbleness that I only get to feel while I am there.
Before I head down there, let me report that my grandma is well and says hi to you all :D
She is managing quite well, given all the disgusting circumstances going on (I don’t have energy to tell you of it at this moment). She can’t really go out shopping for groceries, so she has some friends who pass by and bring with them some goods. One of them is actually a lady who passes by every couple of weeks or so to clean the house from granny. She brings some stuff with her from the farm to sell to granny for a small buck. Another lady passes by more frequently – but she is so incredibly poor that she spends most of her time going to mosques for food. It is a good thing that mosques do their job and our charity money is well spent. She often passes by and gets good for granny, and granny insists that she either stays over or, in the very least, eat a good meal and take some home.
When I just look at it I am simply amazed that such humbleness still exists, despite the increasing amount of malice that is overcoming people. I am simply eternally grateful that granny has some people to look out for her while we are away – even though dad is there but I just don’t want to go into family politics at the moment.
Downtown in the Ancient City, as well as parts of Safita (my village) – and I stress on parts of Safita – I have observed similar humbleness. People are just trying to help each other out in any way, big and small. I am thankful that I have great, loving friends over here in Dubai to look after me and for me to look after them as well. I am just happy as well that granny isn’t really as alone as I previously thought she is. She just feels lonely sometimes, and that is understandable, but I am glad she isn’t alone.
I wanted to write a lot more on the topic but I am getting a feeling I bore you with my long posts ;) so here I am signing off. I will be reading your blogs tomorrow from work ;)