A necessary read from the NY Times for those who have been shaken by events of recent weeks. My mother is Lebanese and it’s a terrible thing to discount the people who constantly are affected; the quote below resonated with me significantly.
“When my people died, no country bothered to light up its landmarks in the colors of their flag,” Elie Fares, a Lebanese doctor, wrote on his blog. “When my people died, they did not send the world into mourning. Their death was but an irrelevant fleck along the international news cycle, something that happens in those parts of the world.”