Tuesday, April 12, 2011

p.s. salamat from lubnanabad

Lovers, darlings, friends, cousins, and foes,

I hope this message finds you in the greatest of spirits.

It’s been much too long. I think of you often these days, when I wake up and the light dances on my face, coming in through the window, moving to the doom-tack-tack doom-tack doom-tack-tack-doom on the radio behind Nahawand’s voice on my side-table, as I fight the “oh-no-not-again”s whimpering in the back of my head when I realize another day has passed.

I really do miss you. I wish we could see each other more often, but I totally understand… sometimes one has to wait.
I’ll be in Doha, Qatar on the 15th of this month. I’d love little more than to be in your company, catch up, maybe over tea. I’ll be here:http://thebigdayout.net/ waiting for you anxiously. It’s their first music festival ever, and they’re having a great line-up including Hoobastank, Toploader, and many others. Pass by if you’re there, or close by.

I’ll be in Cairo afterwards congratulating some friends. They’ve done so much and it makes me ridiculously proud to even think about it. Imagine, we all lived through the making of some of the most profound historical events in the region’s repertoire. I’ll be at Masrah el Geneina on the seventh of May, and then at the Jazz club on the eighth. I’ll send you more details in my next letter.

Otherwise, things have finally been getting more serene. I have more time for myself these days, and I’m more at peace with everything around. I spent a lot of time in the studio. The boys have been incredible, doing the mixes and the recording themselves, and running around between their jobs, university, and the studio. I’ll be able to show you more material around July. Again, I’ll send you more details in my next letter.

My mom asked about you the other day. I didn’t know what to tell her. I think she’s on to us.

Can’t wait to be with you again.
Xx
Leila

P.S. Salamat min Lubanabad…