airplane timelines } kuwait to beirut, some highlights and back
I was looking forward to this trip to Beirut with my best friend Laura Boushnak. It was going to be a work/play vacation and I suppose we did both. We had many ups and one massively disappointing down, but here I want to only remember the pleasant times.
En Route to Beirut.
Sometime in between.
Heading back to Kuwait
March 5 I walk to the printer’s with Laura. I love Beirut’s old buildings.
No standing, no.
March 6 I meet Sylvette at Papercup and we visit the cemetery in Mar Mikhael.
Above Plan Bey is BeyT.
I can just imagine myself entertaining friends here. But of course I would have to have a substantial number of those.
I’m always attracted to mirrors.
Me and Sylvette.
Later on I meet Laura for lunch.
March 8 I visit Tarek Moukaddem at his loft/studio.
Me in two mirrors, four arms.
March 8. This is where I live in my dream world. Laura’s place is next door. I borrow sugar and eggs from her all the time, the sugar brown and the eggs free-range.
March 9, I’m already a little tired of Beirut and need to reconnect with myself, so I paint rainbow squiggles on my right leg.
March 9, party time! We begin our night at Mirzam, then Metro El Madina…
…and cap it off with kanafeh sandwiches. I regret not tasting the thing.
March 10, breakfast of kings, best remedy for a you-know-what.
March 10, later on dinner at Abed Alkadiri’s studio. He cooked, we ate.
Back to my roots on March 11.
I paint Laura’s back on March 12.
Outside is Beirut.
March 14 I fly home to a monochromatic Kuwait. But I miss it when I leave and it’s always good to be back.