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Sara Sibai's Poem at the TEDxBeirut Salon in Tripoli

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Published on Jul 31, 2012

I was somewhere in between, picking from apple trees and planting new seeds. Somewhere in between turning the page and figuring out a title for my next chapter. And in that pause between the two, I somehow came across TEDx Beirut.
They believe that lakes could be transformed into sea, and that sea could be transformed into oceans.

The way that winds change the landscape of a desert after it announces its presence and you did just that you blew your inspiration across my soul and you changed my hills into mountains my lakes into oceans and my bushes into Baobab trees.

I know reality is harsh.
Last night I lay in bed counting gun shots 1, 2 .. 3 4 5 ! I would count a number and skip and when it was loud enough to be a bomb, eight ten twelve! But today I am here and so are you ! So there must be a vibe that's louder than gun shots, stronger than bullets.

That keeps reminding us that when we want to talk that shows that once we change what's in here and in here there there's an ombilical cord that would make it manifest out there!

Even deserts forget that they can be changed, so let's be each others' wind! Blow inspiration into our deserts when they stoped breathing, stopped believing.

Thank you Mohammad Zock for the lyrics

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