Category: Following Flowers

  • تمطر: (tamtir)Rain

    تمطر: (tamtir)Rain

    The sound of rain needs no translation- Alan Watts Waterfalls of rain pour off the roof of the Dignity Center. Only volunteers are allowed inside. How is everyone outside keeping dry? On my way into old town this morning, I saw a line of taxis getting sprayed with disinfectant. The Greek and Turkish sides of…

  • الضغط (aldaght); Press

    الضغط (aldaght); Press

    I can’t go home I can’t go home I can’t go home I can’t go home I can’t go home I can’t go home I can’t go home I can’t go home I can’t go home I can’t go home “Let’s take your day off to think about it.” Chance is calm and pragmatic, and…

  • سقف Roof (Saqf)

    سقف Roof (Saqf)

    The sky’s the limit if you have a roof over your head -Sol Hurok BASEMENT It is 8am and we are handing out tickets for our limited seating breakfast. Men jostle and soon we are at capacity. We close our doors to imploring or frustrated glares in order to set the tables with simple breakfast…

  • شاطئ; Shore (Shati)

    شاطئ; Shore (Shati)

    There is a sea of consciousness that is universal, even though we each perceive it from our own shores – Alberto Villoldo Our portal onto Cyprus was through the Taşucu port. On the other side of an 8 hour night time boat ride would be the Turkish territory of Cyprus. From there, we would cross…

  • Caves; (alkuhuff) الكهوف

    Caves; (alkuhuff) الكهوف

    The very cave you are afraid to enter turns out to be the source of what you are looking for. -Joseph Campbell The time to join Refugee Support Europe was nearing. A final “maglobt!” to Arsena’s family and Georgia, and off we went…. after changing the car battery. I guess GG was not able to…

  • جبل ;Mountain (Jabal)

    جبل ;Mountain (Jabal)

    “The sea tells you everything will be fine. The mountains tell you it doesn’t matter anyway.”― Adeel Ahmed Khan A great way to practice zen is to climb aboard an old mashrutkha and release your notions of what constitutes safe driving. Swerving, dodging, weaving our way higher and higher on narrower and bumpier roads, I…

  • مضيف (mudif); host

    مضيف (mudif); host

    Hospitality is the key to new ideas, new friends, new possibilities. What we take into our lives changes us. Without new people and new ideas, we are imprisoned inside ourselves.     -Joan D Chittister WELCOME TO ORBI CITY добро пожаловать в город Орби Crossing the threshold into Georgia at night was a rude awakening. Having expected humble…