"Every criticism, judgment, diagnosis, and expression of anger is the tragic expression of an unmet need"
A usual scene while walking through the Beirut Streets. Notice the balconies, the chipping paint, and the graffiti.
"When you are uncertain about someone’s feelings for you or the long-term viability of a relationship it is very tempting to try to lock things down into a shape that you can predict and control. It’s a very human impulse to want to grab onto something hard before it slips through your fingers, but I don’t think we make good decisions out of fear that we’ll lose someone. “I need us to get married so I can be sure you won’t leave me” isn’t the world’s most romantic or stable prospect. If the relationship is working and is meant to last, it will work without all the worry. If it isn’t, the formality of “engagement” or “marriage” won’t stop attraction to someone else."
"It was probably nothing but it felt like the world."