Byblos: Jubayl (جبيل)

One of the most interesting places I have been, Byblos Lebanon. Walking through the oldest city in the world you can’t help but wonder how many memories are earthed in the area.
Inhabited somewhere between 8800 and 7000 BC. 19 different civilizations have been on this land.

It’s amazing to see. Set along the Mediterranean coast, it also happens to be the oldest port in the world.

Today, I am thinking about our dear friends in Lebanon, wishing them peace as the world turns as it does.

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My house says to me, “Do not leave me, for here dwells your past.”
And the road says to me, “Come and follow me, for I am your future.”
And I say to both my house and the road, “I have no past, nor have I a future. If I stay here, there is a going in my staying; and if I go there is a staying in my going. Only love and death will change all things.” Khalil Gibran

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So grateful for even our brief visit to this beautiful place, and grateful for our beautiful hosts.

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“Your reason and your passion are the rudder and the sails of your seafaring soul. If either your sails or your rudder be broken you can but toss and drift, or else be held at a stand still in mid-seas.

For reason, ruling alone, is a force confining; and a passion unattended, is a flame that burns to its own destruction. Therefore let your soul exalt your reason to the height of passion, that it may sing; and let it direct your passion with reason, that your passion may live through its own daily ressurrection, and like the phoenix rise above its own ashes.” Kahlil Gibran

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