At about age 5 or 6, my sister and I used to love playing house games with the neighborhood children in our village. We had an unfinished floor in our home that was still cement walls and bricks and we created our own pretend little world there. We had a basket tied to a rope from the kitchen window on the top floor and we snuck food ingredients down in it to create our own breads, coffee and other pretty disgusting recipes that we ate with total pride. We also found there an old discarded yellow closet that we declared to be our very own church. We acquired all sorts of iconic pictures, crosses and religious signs and hung them inside the walls of the yellow closet. We would go inside it with complete reverence and pray daily for miracles. One day a miracle finally happened. We heard a big bang on the walls of our little yellow church that made it vibrate miraculously! We ran yelling in awe and in great fear with shaking knees declaring our religious status and direct connection to all that is holy. It was only a couple of years later that our neighbor Nabiha, the very same one who offered us the yummy bread from her ‘saj’, gigglingly confessed to have thrown rocks at us to make believers out of us.
photo taken: My daughter visiting a favorite church or ours in the mountain in Lebanon.
28 replies on “Day 21~ February 21st~ Lebanon”
Beautiful black and white, beautiful little girl, excellent story. Thanks again for sharing.
so cute 🙂
haha this so funny. I think that believers always need such accidents to give strength to their faith 🙂
The wall looks so amazing in the photograph. I wanna spend a day in that church.
Maybe i also get a chance to see a miracle 🙂
Your pictures (particularly in Lebanon) floor me ! You have talent Madame.
Thank you Nathalie! So sweet of you!
I love to hear my wife’s stories of her childhood. Your story is very nice as well. Your daughter is most precious and a great capture of her. As said above, congratulations on being the featured photography theme! Very well deserved.
Thank you so much! I appreciate your encouragement!
Those must have been the good days 🙂 btw, you have an adorable daughter 🙂
Thank you so much 🙂
Mimo, Thank you for “liking” my post “What a Winter (just kidding)” on
I find your portraits just stunning! you capture the beauty and essence of those in your photos. What a gift…
Thank you very much Gabrielle! I look forward to seeing more of your work!
What an little angel….
Thank you 🙂
Great picture … I was sure where the story was going from the pic, but then the yellow closet. But the rock story brought a laugh. This also reminded me of my maternal grandmother in Italy (many years ago), leaning out her 3rd story window using a rope with a basket for easy transport. Thanks for rekindling a memory.
My pleasure 🙂 Great that we share that memory!
Haha, too cute! Good writing as always!
Your blog is definitely one of my favorite morning reads. FYI, I added you to my list of favorite bloggers.
Make it a great day!
I forgot to show you the link:
Thank you so much Scott! I am so glad to hear 🙂
I just added you as well 🙂
Aloha Mimo! A fab picture __a rugged background, which is softened and tempered by your beautiful daughter. A unique combination. 🙂 I smiled when I read: “We ran yelling in awe and in great fear with shaking knees declaring our religious status and direct connection to all that is holy”. Peace and blessings, Hon! 🙂
Thank you Ron 🙂
You’re very welcome, Mimo! 🙂
I love this. The story and the picture. I can’t express how glad I am to find your blog – it is so different in a great way.
Thank you so much Marilyn!
What a lovely story! and photograph! Deb
Thank you Deb 🙂
Saw you are the featured post under photography! Congratulations!
Thank you so much!!