with a face of golden pleasure, elegantly destroy

water is never still. and what else to say about water, after having seen the immense walls of dark stones of the palaces and old houses of beirut, except that water continues to love and to destroy the fortress of spirit that characterizes lebanon. water reduces this spirit of conquest and of negation of old lebanon to walls of canvas whose gashes are death for matter and a window for the liberation of the mind. should water, therefore, be thought only in relation to its sites, and within the civilizations to which it belongs?

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with support from the american university of beirut research board grant & the arab image foundation