Sunday, February 19, 2006


The whole house is down with the flu. It's not the type that comes with fever, sinuses and nasal congestion, but it does make one very lethargic. I brought it home last week and it ended with three days of severe headache that no medication would take away. Tala has a headache today!

I started writing this post at 8:30 when I got Fairouz on messenger and ended up with her on the phone, and it was past 10 when I hung up--I hate phones! I wasn't able to reach Benghazi by phone to make sure all is OK after this fiasco. I'm still in a state of delirium for all that has been and is happening... When will my people have a decent life? Will it ever happen?

On the bright side of the delirium, yesterday, Sol and I went to Cirque du Soleil's Delirium, their first live performance, and with songs made of real words. Cirque du Soleil is performance art at its best; really! Delirium was their third performance in Columbus; we've been to the three and were really amazed by each one of them. When you think they can't be any better, they outdo themselves again! Coming out of the arena, despite the freakingly cold night of about 10°F (-10°C), people looked happy and cheerful--Cirque du Soleil does that to you. This is a quote from the Cirque du Soleil web site:

"DELIRIUM is the quest for balance in a world that is increasingly out of sync with reality."


  1. I pray and hope that all is well in your family back home. It was a fiasco by the way. I already know wone of the dead :( . Let me know your news.

  2. Highlander,

    I thought I stopped caring a while ago, but things are different when it hits home. I haven't had direct contact with my folks in Benghazi, but got word they're fine. Nonetheless, I'm deeply grieved by the loss in lives.

  3. we never stop caring Hanu ..we never do. I am so sad about the dead too .