Syrian Refugee Son, Beirut, Lebanon (Mar 2017)

Syrian Refugee Son, Beirut, Lebanon (Mar 2017)
Don Michael Hudson, PhD
Syrian Refugee Son, Beirut, Lebanon (Mar 2017)
Don Michael Hudson, PhD
“The most miserable of the gods and the most divine of the miserable.” H Cixous, Stigmata
 
There are some faces who never leave me. Alone. I wake at night sometimes and see their spectres, but mostly, I see myself, my county, my world, in their eyes. What have we done? What are we doing? Why didn’t I give him more money? Where did I learn to reach out to desperation with a clinched fist? Who taught me that maybe he doesn’t “deserve” a “handout?” Why didn’t I get his information? I did try. His address was the streets. Where did I learn to bring poverty to poverty?

Ugarit (Ras Shamra) Jan 2017

Beautifully crafted stone work from Ugarit (Ras Shamra), Syria. Middle to Late Bronze. This great city was destroyed sometime around 1200 BCE. We still don’t know who sacked the city. Best guess is the “Greeks” on the move during this turbulent time in the Mediterranean. Almost nothing in the Southern Levant even comes close to this kind of stonework at that period of time.
Ugarit (Jan 2017)
Marilyn Borst, Nuhad Tomeh, and Salam Hanna made it possible for us to visit a site I never thought I would visit in my lifetime. Thank you.
Ugarit (Ras Shamra)
Jan 2017
Don Michael Hudson, PhD
Ugarit (Ras Shamra)
Jan 2017
Don Michael Hudson, PhD
Ugarit (Ras Shamra)
Jan 2017
Don Michael Hudson, PhD