For Sale

It’s been a while since I’ve posted. My promise of posting more thoughts from the bombing has been neglected. In the near future I will make an effort to share some of my feelings about the events.
This image was taken on a walk through Jebal Hussein, not far from where I live. A complex of buildings had caved in and all that is left is a pile of rubble. Glittering from the center of the debris was a lone word of golden graffiti. “Lil Bay’ih,” meaning for sale, is written on the side of a building just before it’s destroyed as a last minute attempt to save it. To me the word was only a beautiful grouping of curves shining from a desolate cityscape. Only until I showed the photograph to an employee at a local café did the word take on meaning and explain more about the culture.

Posted December 4th, 2005 in Uncategorized.

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