I’m sick. I have a cold like no other. And, worst of all, it came right at the start of the film festival that I’ve been working on. Last night at dinner with Reem (Acra) I was blowing my nose, I had to miss the afterparties en lieu of bed and herbal tea, and all day I’m been working without my voice. It’s a bummer to say the least.
Despite the sniffles, I can’t help be just incredibly and utterly inspired by all the art surrounding me. As I sit here there is live, breathtaking music being played by Nitin Sawney, I can see glowing kites being flown by jetskiers on the water outside, and next to me there is a woman with hands henna-ed in the most beautiful, intriqite design. But this is just a moment and I’m going to be leaving the Middle East soon. I’m nervous about what it’s going to be like when I’m not meeting actors, artists, photographers, graphic designers, educators, and filmmakers every day. I’m going to miss all this. And that’s when I realized that this is where my love of blogs comes in. Whenever I need to be inspired, I click. I don’t look to them just for fashion inspiration– I click so that I can see individuals in action, beautiful visuals, and inner thoughts. So, thank you to all of my favorite blogs for just simply being there. Especially when I’m feeling a little under the weather.