I got addicted to my sorrows,
Until I have gotten scared of not being sorrowed.
And I was stabbed thousands of times,
Until it felt painful not to be stabbed.
And I was cursed in all the languages,
Until I started being nervous of not being cursed.
And all the countries seemed the same,
That I don’t see myself there, And I don’t see myself here.
— Syrian poet Nizar Qabbani
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