Life Through Her Eyes: 21

                                                                                       Life time 

Like reaching for water in the desert 

Or grasping for air underwater 

Loving you is an “almost” feeling 

I can almost call you mine 

I can almost call you home 

I can almost feel safe with you 

I can almost get myself to forget you 

I can almost feel you 

I feel almost alive when I'm around you 

I feel almost out of breath away from you 

I can't wait to get away, and as soon as I'm far enough I clinch with my teeth to you 

This is what keeps you going 

This is what keeps me focused 

I will win you over one day, I can only hope 

79 years I've been trying. 

My dear, dear Palestine a lifetime is almost not worthy of you

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.

All photos in the series are by Rand.