Dusty and Foggy Beirut
A foggy morning follows a dusty night
A thick cloud of dust engulfed Beirut last night and this morning it is fog's turn. Planes, however, are still landing at the airport.
Amidst the sandy mist yesterday, families, young people and tourists filled the streets, sidewalks and cafes of downtown Beirut.
The heart of Beirut is beating again. The will to live and enjoy life is stronger than the destructive instincts of our leaders or some of our TV stations.
Indeed, Samir Zaiter, a self-appointed clairvoyant, was on NTV last night predicting gloomy days of civil strife after attempts on the lives of Jumblat and Berri. And when the pretty NTV host asked the Norman Bates looking Nostradamus from Baalbek to end the program on a good note, Zaiter said that "God willing the Lebanese will avert war, but it will happen anyway".