Life Through Her Eyes 11

Love me the Palestinian way 

I love white, I will always be your guardian angel 

Write songs for me and about me 

Protect and provide for me 

Be proud of me and to have me 

Water me, nurse me to my full growth 

Even when I'm gray and broken, find the beauty within me 

I love green, plant trees everywhere for me 

Let me be your home 

Stay connected to me always 

Don't ever forget me 

Don't ever forgive our separation 

Don't let distance toughen your heart 

And whenever the night is black I'll be your guiding star Remember me 

Talk about me 

Call be habibti 

Call me by my name 

Call me Palestine 

Love me the Palestinian way

About the Author

Rand is a 26-year-old Palestinian. She is the youngest of four children; she finished her undergraduate studies at Bir Zeit University, Ramallah, Palestine. During her university years, Rand grew more interested in the humanitarian structure and the Palestinian cause from a humanitarian point of view. Through volunteering and networking, rand received many pieces of training in crisis management, and emergency navigation, as well as, humanitarian structure, signature, and localization allowing her to employ her knowledge in her career and as a volunteer with many local and international humanitarian organizations. Moreover, rand is a very expressive artistic person who attempts to share her human experience through pen and brush. She is captivated by sunsets and Palestinian beauty.