What We Did To Her Is Inhumane

I woke up this morning feeling good for another ordinary day. I opened the Facebook app, scrolled down on my news feed, and I saw a post that was liked by my friend (click the link for news/topic). The featured image caught my attention, it is a photo of cutie patootie kiddo but reading the caption broke my heart more than any heart-broken-failed-hopeless-romantic feeling I ever had.

image source: twitter

The picture is originally posted on Twitter by Nadia AbuShaban dated March 24, 2015, and captioned:

photojournalist took this photo 4 Syrian child, thought he has a weapon not a camera so she Gave up !

By looking at her eyes, I see the fear that at any moment she couldn’t live any longer.

By looking at her eyes, I see the pain that at any moment she couldn’t be with her family.

By looking at her eyes, I see hope that in any moment she could enjoy her life as an ordinary child swinging in the playground.

I can’t tell how it feels like to be in Syria for I have never been put into the same spot and I won’t ever hope nor imagine to be in the same place or for the next generation as what she experienced at that moment. But if ever it would be described to the world, it is beyond possible words we could put into it.

This post I saw this morning is one of the saddest truth that must be shared with the world. A sad reality that even this little one wanted to send the world a message …


Let’s have peace!