One of our short trips in Lebanon was to Saida, known historically as Sidon. It is by the Mediterranean and had great snacks.
It also has a souq, which has become a refugee camp for Palestinians and, more recently, for Syrians fleeing the engulfing violence of their homelands. It was a beautiful and disturbing place to visit.
I saw you across the river Jordan
Mother mamma waam
I’ve been listening to you
So close and yet so far away
I’ve never stopped hearing your words
Since that Easter morning
It is now in very clear
That the meaning of your last”–River Jordan