Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Lebanese Bloggers: On the streets of New York.

I realize that by now, talking and posting about the N.Y.C. meeting, would be redundant, and old news. Most Bloggers who attended, already wrote/posted something about the most wonderful gathering that was held on Saturday, October 7th, 2006.

Hahem, the scribe, launched first with his scribbles, and reported our dinner to nostalgic perfection.
Mirvat, the hostess, and the main organizer of the event, blogged it here.
Jooj wrote a very heartfelt piece, and arch.memory painted another to the minute detail, just the way a star architect would, while gitanes-legeres and maya, never missed a beat.

If you really want to understand a city, know its people, and merge into its spectacle, you have to walk its streets.
And it just so happens that in any given gathering, the Lebanese are one of those cultures that spend more time saying goodbye, leaving at the door, than inside coming in.

Here's how we took on the streets of New York hat Saturday.

For most of us, it was the first time we ever meet. Apart from our literature, poetry, and drawings, we were unknown to one another; but there was something beautiful and mystical in the air, and we most certainly didn't seem strangers.
One could have sworn we were friends for years.

Besides our common identity, history, and memory, through our blogs, we all have willingly shared many intimate thoughts already. We have commented, comforted, and inspired one another in hardest times... That made us closer than anything.

Here's to my Lebanese Blogger Friends!


At 12:11 AM, Blogger Maya@NYC said...

it felt like that night was too short to really get to know everyone well... glad to have met you.
love (mostly) the first pic..the walk sign is unbeatable!

At 1:03 AM, Blogger Mirvat said...

yeah but you still missed out on the real fun :p haha.. no it was great meeting you and i love the post!

At 2:03 AM, Blogger gitanes legeres said...

mazbout _z.. like an old friends' reunion.. i hope all's well.

At 4:28 AM, Blogger Eve said...

i sense inno picture 3 has a story behind it :)

At 10:57 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That must have been soo exciting, all these Lebanese urbanites together!
Thanks for posting the pictures _Z!

At 11:42 AM, Blogger jooj said...

:) A reunion indeed.
Ehhhhh, feeling nostalgic now!
Thx for the pics Z.

At 10:13 PM, Blogger _z. said...

It was great seeing and meeting all of you, really. The gathering couldn't have been any better.

wish you were there zee. next time?

At 8:07 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Definitely next time _Z, just give me a bit of forewarning. After all, I live about 3 hours away from the heart of Manhattan.

At 3:09 PM, Blogger hashem said...

I love the pictures!
thanx z.

At 1:35 AM, Blogger _z. said...

can't wait...

ahla bel sayyid hashem.

At 1:07 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This looks like a med school reunion to me:)

At 5:57 PM, Blogger arch.memory said...

_z, thanks for the pics (though I look awful)! It was so good to meet you; had a great time at the Guggenheim! Yalla, next time north of the border?

At 12:11 AM, Blogger _z. said...

the pleasure is all mine Ash. great time at the Guggenheim indeed.

north of the border, akeed, why not.


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