Kulluna lil watan

2 commentsBeirut,Writing

Hap­py Inde­pen­dence Day.

It’s Inde­pen­dence Day, when Lebanese of all reli­gious, polit­i­cal, and ide­o­log­i­cal back­grounds sing the Nation­al Anthem. “Kul­lu­na lil watan,” goes the first line, all of us for the nation — and we’re all in agree­ment on that. How­ev­er the dif­fer­ences arise when we’re asked what that means: Who is this kul­lu­na and what is this watan we pledge our lives to?

Well the Lebanese flag says it all. There’s the red team, which preach­es forg­ing for­ward against every threat, even if it means burn­ing to death. Then there’s the white team, which argues peace above all, even if it means drown­ing into the back­ground. Those are col­ors we see on many flags the world over.

But then there’s the green team. It stands tall, firm­ly root­ed to its place, refus­ing to move come red hell or white water. Kul­lu­na lil watan.


Tala Elriz December 5, 2010 at 11:52 am

Hi Meedo its tala it was really a very hyper active lecture on blogging at AUB , u really made it sound very nice i love ur latest blog its something .... good luck

Meedo December 25, 2010 at 11:28 am

Thank you Tala both for stopping by and for your kind comments.

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