Stories from Afar & Up Close

Polite conversation, translated.

- Morning of good- Morning of light Two mana’ouche zaatar, if you want - On my head Do you want anything in it? - No, I want your health in it - Love of my heart - Just add some olives for the master - Ok Here you go - May your hands be safeguarded - My dear - With safety - God is with you

(in Snack Faysal, Hamra, Beirut; Friday morning 15 August 2008)