Category Archives: Ambition

Lebanon Must Reinvent Itself

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The Lebanese passport is not the best one to have. Don’t get me wrong, I am proud of my country. Yes, I am proud. Proud of being able to ‘ski and swim on the same day’, proud of our hummus, proud of our multi-lingual upbringing, proud of the Lebanese success stories on the international scene keeping in mind Lebanon is a tiny-teeny country, proud of our family values, of our strong educational institutions, of our sophisticated banking system, of our ability to (kind of) cohabitate when we are 18 officially recognized religious groups, proud of our ability to survive (and somehow forget) a painful – and recurrent – history, of our persistence to make it happen on our land despite all odds, of the fun in our clubs… Being Lebanese has however a lot of downsides. Holding the Lebanese passport is one of many.

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Sauver ses rêves

DreamsElle avait rêvé de lui plusieurs fois. Elle avait l’impression de le connaitre ; mais pas vraiment. Elle se réveillait souvent un peu confuse, en sursaut, encore incertaine de son éveil, encore perturbée de la rencontre, encore sous le charme. Elle essayait alors le sommeil forcé, comme pour continuer la rencontre, comme pour provoquer une suite, une suite qu’elle écrirait à son goût, dictée par ses envies, rythmée par les battements de son cœur, nourrie par ses folies.

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