the5thlineproject

Day 504 May 19 2010

In 5th line on May 19, 2010 at 6:30 am

“I tried to understand this when he read from his favorite poet: his compatriot Salah Abd al-Sabur: The sky reflects the earth; the windows of the sick the bridge lights; the eyes of the gendarme the blinking minarets.”~~In the Country of Men by Hisham Matar

1979 in Tripoli. Nine-year-old Suleiman runs in the street, but confusion grips the world around him, questioning the insanity of Muammar Qaddafi. Excellent!

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