Always in Our Minds....

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Tueni's Mass

I just got home after participating in Tueni's mass this afternoon in Achrafieh. I have so many mixed feeling at the time being, but mostly I really miss Gebran! We really need his voice and courage to keep us moving forward. I miss his articles every Thursday, up till now, I still go and buy AN-Nahar newspaper hoping I'll find Gebran talking to us one more time.....

I want to thank every one who came to the mass, though I felt abit upset as some groups were dancing and singing songs of their respective political parties, but this is what happen in times of extreme political tension, and you just can't stop it!I suffered A LOT in order to get inside the church! The organizers were doing their best to prevent the masses from getting into the church unchecked, I want to thank each and everyone of them for their great efforts, and mostly for their always smiling faces as they are facing the masses.



Finally, I was able to get inside, and thank God I did! There were tons of people in the Church yard, but all of them (mostly young people, in their teens or early twenties, something that filled my heart with joy) were silent, listening and praying for the soul of Gebran and his friends. There were ladies crying as they were remembering what a great person Gebran was. People were clapping everytime one of March 14th personnel appeared, Charl Rizk was welcomed with heavy clapping, so was Tarik Metri and others...



Motran Audi speech was more than amazing. He is a man of wisdom, and he knows just how to remember our precious ones.I hope Gebran was watching us, I couldn't help myself but to have some tears in my eyes as I realized that we really said goodbye to Gebran. I know many of you would think "Oh C'mon now!", but to all of you I say, he wasn't just any man, he was Gebran Tueni. He is the man who made me believe in my dreams again. He is the one who convinced me that dreams can and they do come true when we believe in them hard enough. I owe Gebran a lot, I owe him what I am now, and I promise him I would NEVER EVER give up on my dreams, specially the most precious one, a true FREE INDEPENDENT MODERN LIBAN.

May your soul rest in peace ya 3azeem "You great one"



7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Tears tears and tears for the great man Gebran

Tilda said...

I watched the mass on tv, it's true it felt like we just realized all over again what a big loss that was... Moutran Audi made me feel proud to be an orthodox.

FaiLaSooF said...

Tilda,
Moutran Audi made me proud of Liban evem more than I already am. He made me believe that in the middle of all this ugly religious speeches, there are still wise men who know what to say, and how to advise ALL LEBANESE regardless what their religion is....

Eve said...

I didn't get the chance to attend the mass, so thanks for the feedback failasoof. this country needs, if anything, many Gebran Tuenis....

FaiLaSooF said...

eve,

Since I first met you, I got a feeling that you and I have a lot in common. And day by day, I realize that my feeling was true :)

Tilda said...

Of course... Lebanese first and foremost!

doha said...

i passed there by coincidence and saw the huuuuge number of people who attended it.

you're absolutely right,we forgot the xmas and the all the other ceremonies, due to these situations
hope we observe the light one day

nice pic:!