As the Lebanese Revolution continued on the ground for the second week, we have been through a mixed of emotions, from fear and despair to hope and confidence, but we are standing strong, feeling united more than ever and knowing today that each and every one of us can make it count.
Most of all, we have been proud of our country and its people.. the women on the front lines, the citizens making a difference on the ground, the teachers taking students to the streets, the lawyers making sure we understand our rights, the professors hosting open discussions, the poets, the artists (check our previous post about art as a messenger), the red cross volunteers, the youth raising our flag up high and leading the way..
Last Sunday, the human chain from North to South was a heartwarming experience that we will never forget. Hand in hand, from all backgrounds, tens of thousands of Lebanese wanting to show the world that they are one. And yes, we made headlines.
Schools may be out, but classes were in session at home, now is the time to teach our kids about Lebanon. Talk to them about soap making and olive trees, about Phoenician alphabet, about old traditional houses.. make them proud of who they are and where they come from.