Finding it hard to absorb all the news coming in from Lebanon & Israel? I highly recommend reading the blog of Women’s eNews’ intern, who only left Lebanon earlier this month to come to NYC for her internship and who is offering a really personal perspective on what it all means:
Yesterday, I signed on to my MSN Messenger hoping to have news from my friends in Beirut.
A friend of mine, 18 years old, living near the south part of Beirut—where Hezbollah’s supporters are concentrated, 10 minutes from the airport—was there. I asked her: “Hey, how are you? How is everything?”
I could read her terror between the lines of her answer: “Lebanon is destroyed. See, all of them are playing with our lives. I couldn’t sleep till 5 o’clock in the morning because of the bombs’ sounds. It looks as if they are bombing my house. I keep running from a room to another trying to escape from that horrible sound. I don’t feel my legs anymore.”
She kept silent, then she added: “I can’t believe what is happening.” After that, she told me that she passed her high school official exams and that on July 13 she was supposed to present her entrance exam at college.“I even don’t know what to do in the future now. Everything is destroyed.” After 15 minutes, she said “I got to run. They are bombarding the airport. The sounds terrify me.” And she signed off.
Read more here.