It is impossible to tell the story of the Syrian uprising without dedicating a glowing chapter to the town of Kafranbel, a small town in Idlib’s southern countryside. Known as the “revolution’s conscience” or its “musical note”, the town’s banners and how they were signed came to reflect the revolution’s own course: from “Kafranbel, the rebelling”, to “Kafranbel, the occupied”, and finally “Kafranbel, the liberated.”
The truth is, I am jealous of you. Yet I also learn from you. I learn to be a prolific writer with no other purpose than writing. I learn to respect the reader, and to keep in mind that someone smarter than me could be reading this, which prompts me to bring out the best in me.