Thursday, April 5, 2007

Walid Raad

Since we meet occasionally -- as opposed to often -- on those occasions when I am in Lebanon, or when we both happen to be in the same city/town/village somewhere in the world, we usually greet with Lebanese kisses. I would chose that gesture, your gesture, that accompanies these kisses, when you flick your hair away from your face with that quick left/right jerk of the head. When we meet after a long absence, I always try to approach you slowly when I am about to greet you with three kisses, so that I can actually see this gest, and to see if you might do it twice should your hair dare to cover your face before our kisses meet.