I don’t want to keep walking, I don’t want to stop either. My mind is still, like a mind never is. It’s a roller coaster, a still, abandoned roller coaster.

It’s been 10 months now. Of joy, worry, hope, doubt. Of not caring, daydreaming, pretending, accepting. Of starting books, not…


Alone is all I have ever been, I surround myself with people

Alone is all I ever wanted to be, I travel all over the world

Alone is bliss, bliss…


Et oui, la French bureaucracy is just splendid in its spectacularly tentacular intertwindedness, carefully designed to consider each and every special use case — initially. Today, no one remembers why things are ainsi, just that they are — Pink form it is then!

Don’t rush to assume I’m talking about…


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After two years of nothing, that is. After two years of resolute absolute, nothing. I mean zilch, nada, rien, null, void, black hole kind of no.thing. We clear?

Not that before that I was preparing for the olympics, but I did manage to get in some kind of activity. A…


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“How about this table, here?”

“No, Let’s sit inside.”

“But the weather is grand! Come on, this is a great table. What do you think?” …


Lebanon, the home I lost, the home that is still there. The happy place my yearning for simmers incessantly on the back burner of my being, restrained from overflowing by the rage I know will flood into me as soon as we meet again.

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Dear Lebanon, I hope this letter…


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The family was gathered in the living room, a small space compared to the dimensions of the house, but it was the room everyone settled into each day after dinner. It was also the room the kids will one day, smoke their first cigarettes in, and make other intimate excursions…


Or, why it’s near impossible for me to work from home. Near impossible.

I’m an early bird, I’ve always been one — in every possible context, but where in the past I used to get up early for no particular reason, nowadays, I get up and start ticking off my…


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I parked the car and killed the ignition. It’s 10 till 6 in the pm, class starts at 6. I needed to get the kids to stop yapping, get out of the car, to not forget to take their bags, walk all the way across the parc into the gym…


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Strolling down avenue de Palavas on a lazy Sunday afternoon, my husband and I, and our two boys, the air was brisk but the sun shone through softening the crispiness of the famous South wind. We kept to the wide concrete sidewalk to avoid the wet sand from the beach…

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