Video made by Kinda Hassan for Ziad Abi Azar, dancing with his last drawing.
Mixed Media on A3 Canson paper, accomplished on Friday February 17th 2012
A song by Tamer Abu Ghazaleh performed live at Sunflower Theatre Beirut, 9th of May 2012
Lyrics by Najib Srour
With the beautiful help of Caroline Hatem
English Translation of the lyrics (by Caroline Hatem)
"Mother, O Mother, I had a dream
A strange, scary dream
I saw myself on a boat
Sailing, O Mother, on a large sea
Like a harvested field, and calm waves
A sea without a shore
Yes, and I was rowing.
My passenger was my Cousin
Holding the rudder, gripping a shawl
His shawl was all red, O mother,
The color of tomatoes.
Came a white, white dove
Like a white cotton ball over his head, it landed.
The shore was hardly seen when the wind came,
You'd say a fierce ogre blowing.
The boat overturned and I found myself
In the sea, shouting :
"Oh my Cousin, Cousin, my Cousin!"
He was walking on water, and laughing.
He went far, O mother, far away
The dove above his head still standing."