Byblos, Lebanon. Spring 2010

An Essay By Kyleigh // 5/19/2015

I looked out the window onto the street below. School girls in dark blue skirts and sweaters meandered through the narrow, cobblestone roads. Their dark hair was wet with the light rain that had been falling all morning. The sky was grey, mimicking the sea that lay beyond it. A donkey ambled along the street, and its owner shouted to his friends in Arabic as he passed by. I looked toward the sea, where potholes teeming with sea life waited for the tide to cover the porous rocks. Beyond the sea bed, pillars marked the remains of a Roman road, and behind the road loomed a crumbling crusader castle, complete with cannon balls from past wars still imbedded in the walls. I looked down the streets we had come up, stopping for pictures as the drizzle wet the roads and ran off into the stone gutters. I saw the store we had stopped at to look at fish fossils, and the rocks we had climbed and tombs we had explored.
I smiled and breathed deeply. This was Byblos, Lebanon, and my soul was contented.


This is lovely! What an

This is lovely! What an interesting memory. Very tranquil.

Erin | Tue, 05/19/2015

"You were not meant to fit into a shallow box built by someone else." -J. Raymond


I love the descriptions you used! "I looked toward the sea, where potholes teeming with sea life waited for the tide to cover the porous rocks."
Lovely, simply lovely.

Damaris Ann | Wed, 05/20/2015

God uses the milestones as stepping stones to bring us closer to Him. We may not see it in the moment, but we can always look back and see the memorials of His love in the crumbles of our stumbling blocks.


So short, but so much! What lovely descriptions of a beautiful place. What I especially liked was the looking out of the window bit. I think if you had been down there on the street instead of looking down on everthing, I think this would have had a completely different feel.
Very peaceful.

Maddi | Sun, 05/24/2015

Goodbye? Oh no, please. Can’t we just go back to page one and start all over again?” – Winnie The Pooh

This was brilliant, I loved

This was brilliant, I loved your descriptions and you drew a peaceful picture :)

Mikaela Grace | Mon, 05/25/2015

Do Justice//Love Mercy//Walk Humbly

This is just a really lovely

This is just a really lovely picture.

Lucy Anne | Wed, 06/17/2015

"It is not the length of life, but the depth of life." Ralph Waldo Emerson


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