Monthly Archives: May 2005

My Favorite Quotes

There is no distance too far between friends, for friendship gives
wings to the heart.

A single rose can be my garden… a single friend, my world.

Every murderer is probably somebody’s old friend.
Agatha Christie 1891-1976, British Mystery Writer

Don’t walk in front of me, I may not follow; Don’t walk behind me, I
may not lead; Walk beside me, and just be my friend.
Albert Camus 1913-1960, French Existential Writer

Friendship is genuine when two friends can enjoy each others company
without speaking a word to one another.

Then come the wild weather, come sleet or come snow, we will stand by
each other, however it blow.
Simon Dach 1605-1659, German Lyric Poet

Fate chooses our relatives, we choose our friends.
Jacques Delille 1738-1813, French Poet

Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.

Albert Einstein

“Never frown even when you are sad because you never know who is
falling in love with your smile.” -Megan Pettet

Nerium Oleander دفلة

This tree is Nerium Oleander. It is the mediterranean queen. So beautiful it is.
The road between Homs and Aleppo is full of it, in the region of Hama, and Maara.

St. Georges Monastery (Der Mar Georges) ديرمارجرجس

The shot I took from “back” from the road leading to Marmarita. Located just before Marmarita is the Deir Mar Jurjus, St. George’s monastery. This area is called Valley of the Christians, and has been a center for the Greek Orthodox sect since the beginning of Christianity. St. George’s convent/monastery was built by hermits in the late 5th century AD (although some say in the 6th century AD under the Emperor Justinian. However, parts of the convent were built in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries.