the unbearable lightness of meing

I initially wanted to name this The Tape Recorder Diaries, but then I realized that most of you wouldn't know what a tape recorder is. Currently in Washington, DC, through Athens, Dubai and New York.

Jul 20
Newsflash! Les français disent que l’amour est mort 😔💔#lamourestmort #gambettamonamour (at Place Gambetta)

Newsflash! Les français disent que l’amour est mort 😔💔#lamourestmort #gambettamonamour (at Place Gambetta)


Jul 18

"They call us now.
Before they drop the bombs.
The phone rings
and someone who knows my first name
calls and says in perfect Arabic
“This is David.”
And in my stupor of sonic booms and glass shattering symphonies
still smashing around in my head
I think “Do I know any Davids in Gaza?”
They call us now to say
Run.
You have 58 seconds from the end of this message.
Your house is next.
They think of it as some kind of 
war time courtesy.
It doesn’t matter that
there is nowhere to run to.
It means nothing that the borders are closed
and your papers are worthless
and mark you only for a life sentence
in this prison by the sea
and the alleyways are narrow
and there are more human lives
packed one against the other
more than any other place on earth
Just run.
We aren’t trying to kill you.
It doesn’t matter that 
you can’t call us back to tell us
the people we claim to want aren’t in your house
that there’s no one here
except you and your children
who were cheering for Argentina
sharing the last loaf of bread for this week
counting candles left in case the power goes out.
It doesn’t matter that you have children.
You live in the wrong place
and now is your chance to run
to nowhere.
It doesn’t matter 
that 58 seconds isn’t long enough
to find your wedding album
or your son’s favorite blanket
or your daughter’s almost completed college application
or your shoes
or to gather everyone in the house.
It doesn’t matter what you had planned.
It doesn’t matter who you are
Prove you’re human.
Prove you stand on two legs.
Run.”

- Running Orders, by Lena Khalaf Tuffaha


Jul 12
Absolutely #nofilter needed in this City #manhattanhenge

Absolutely #nofilter needed in this City #manhattanhenge


Jul 6
First row firecrackers #4thofjuly #murica #liberty #freedom #cuatrodejulio #fireworks #firecrackers #cincodejulio #seisdejulio (at H Street Neighborhood)

First row firecrackers #4thofjuly #murica #liberty #freedom #cuatrodejulio #fireworks #firecrackers #cincodejulio #seisdejulio (at H Street Neighborhood)


Jul 5
Red white and gold #4thofjuly #murica #liberty #freedom #cuatrodejulio #fireworks #thefew #theproud #themarines #tuba #landofthefree #homeofthebrave #burgers #canigetfrieswiththat #nationscapital #greatestnationintheworld #cookout #bbq #macncheese #beer 🇺🇸🗽🎉🎆🍻🍟🍔🍗 (at Above the Bike Shop)

Red white and gold #4thofjuly #murica #liberty #freedom #cuatrodejulio #fireworks #thefew #theproud #themarines #tuba #landofthefree #homeofthebrave #burgers #canigetfrieswiththat #nationscapital #greatestnationintheworld #cookout #bbq #macncheese #beer 🇺🇸🗽🎉🎆🍻🍟🍔🍗 (at Above the Bike Shop)


Jul 1
They come in all shapes and sizes to make my work to home walk more enjoyable 🎺🎷🎶 #DPBrass (at Dupont Circle Fountain)

They come in all shapes and sizes to make my work to home walk more enjoyable 🎺🎷🎶 #DPBrass (at Dupont Circle Fountain)


May 16
#DCusedtoberising #nowitsnot #DCrising #soon #maybenextyear #maybe (at The Verizon Center)

#DCusedtoberising #nowitsnot #DCrising #soon #maybenextyear #maybe (at The Verizon Center)


May 11
Ass whoop’n (n). #GoWiz #DCrising #BeatIND (at Baked and Wired)

Ass whoop’n (n). #GoWiz #DCrising #BeatIND (at Baked and Wired)


May 5
He had a dream (at Lincoln Memorial)

He had a dream (at Lincoln Memorial)


Apr 25
Going for W3 against the Bulls at the first home game! 🏀 #dcRISING #onourwaytosweep #whowouldhavethoughtidbesupportingtheWiz (at The Verizon Center)

Going for W3 against the Bulls at the first home game! 🏀 #dcRISING #onourwaytosweep #whowouldhavethoughtidbesupportingtheWiz (at The Verizon Center)


Apr 19
Souvenirs from Amsterdam (at Zeedijk)

Souvenirs from Amsterdam (at Zeedijk)


Apr 10
The new #airport is so empty, it could be a set out of The Walking Dead #twd #dwc (at Al Maktoum International Airport - DWC, Dubai)

The new #airport is so empty, it could be a set out of The Walking Dead #twd #dwc (at Al Maktoum International Airport - DWC, Dubai)


Apr 8
Feels like home 🏡🏠🏢🌆 (at Index Tower, Dubai, United Arab Emirates)

Feels like home 🏡🏠🏢🌆 (at Index Tower, Dubai, United Arab Emirates)


Apr 7
Last time I saw you, you were a baby, Dubaby (also I managed to capture the only vegetation in Downtown Dubai) (at The Palace- Old Town Dubai)

Last time I saw you, you were a baby, Dubaby (also I managed to capture the only vegetation in Downtown Dubai) (at The Palace- Old Town Dubai)


Apr 4
Yoga overlooking the Indian Ocean? Don’t mind if I do! 🙏 (at Golden Tulip)

Yoga overlooking the Indian Ocean? Don’t mind if I do! 🙏 (at Golden Tulip)


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