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Tears bottles

April 27, 2015

You have kept count of my tossings;
put my tears in your bottle.
Are they not in your book?

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“Tear Catchers (lachrymatory) were commonly used during Ancient Roman times, with mourners filling glass bottles with their tears, and placing them in tombs as a symbol of their respect for the deceased. It was also used to show remorse, guilt, love and grief…Tear bottles were designed with special seals, which allowed the tears to evaporate. By the time that the tears were assumed to have evaporated, the mourning period was considered over.”

Very very very

April 23, 2015

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Moses’ view

April 20, 2015

Then Moses went up to Mount Nebo from the plains of Moab and climbed Pisgah Peak, which is across from Jericho. And the Lord showed him the whole land, from Gilead as far as Dan; all the land of Naphtali; the land of Ephraim and Manasseh; all the land of Judah, extending to the Mediterranean Sea; the Negev; the Jordan Valley with Jericho—the city of palms—as far as Zoar. Mount Nebo, March 2015.
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Then the Lord said to Moses, “This is the land I promised on oath to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob when I said, ‘I will give it to your descendants.’ I have now allowed you to see it with your own eyes, but you will not enter the land.” So Moses, the servant of the Lord, died there in the land of Moab, just as the Lord had said. The Lord buried him in a valley near Beth-peor in Moab, but to this day no one knows the exact place…. Deuteronomy 34

Unbreakable

April 18, 2015

Sad news again in Erbil yesterday… Precautionary lockdown in force, but we’re still unbreakable, Kimmy Schmitt style. Go Erbil!
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Moab

April 16, 2015

Wherever you go, I will go; wherever you live, I will live. Your people will be my people, and your God will be my God… Ruth 1. (Moab, March 2014)
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Red desert

April 13, 2015

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Spring

April 9, 2015

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Everyday tourism

April 6, 2015

I need to learn to take more daily life photos in Erbil… That was my favorite part of blogging when I lived in Bosnia, documenting daily life. Somehow I’m now out of the habit, and remember to pull out my camera only when I am travelling somewhere. I want to have more photos of Erbil life… But first, a few photos from Jordan! Amman, March 2015.
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News

March 26, 2015

Shedding some light on recent events. Sarajevo, October 2014.
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Sunset boulevard

March 23, 2015

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