What do you see?

Fellow human beings?

or faceless crowds that you can easily dismiss as wrong, irrelevant,
peasants, misguided, unworthy, untrustworthy, different, heretical, decadent,

Painting and caption: by Ibn Bint Jbeil.



  1. K) All of the above.

  2. Ibn Bint Jbeil · · Reply

    Basir, I am flatered…

  3. Ibn Bint Jbeil · · Reply

    sorry, misspelled your name bashir.

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  5. Anonymous · · Reply

    great piece of art work…also the “moon” to the right of the page is good too. very insightful as well. do you sell your work? just curious. i don’t know if you live in lebanon or the u.s. but if anywhere near where i live, i would love to see the work if a show ever happens to take place.

    btw…sorry moussa about the capital…was late while i was typing.
    thanks and peace

  6. Hi buck:

    I live in Lebanon and these are paintings done by fellow blogger/artists (links under work).
    I don’t know if they sell.


  7. AM:

    🙂 & 😦 that is the problem.

    Ibn BJ:

    Thanks, the honor is mine.

  8. No faces, but still beings…human.
    Its the combination of all that faces we call “the” world.

    I like the painting very much and the text as well.

    Have a nice weekend

  9. Through Gracepeace · · Reply

    Words in hearts healing

    Then the Lord whispered in our hearts…..
    Words can reach where weapons cannot

    We asked our village sage, how can we restore
    warmth to the face of our souls when
    the favorite poisons of Satan,
    fear, despair, and hatred alight
    upon innocent hearts as ashes
    from the funeral pyre of joy

    How can the eyes of faith close to sleep when
    across the night bed of hope
    sheets of despairing pall are spread and
    the lurid hollow eyes of perjury beam, and
    subvert words of sacred text, laughing
    as divine counsel is debased and done violence

    Dear sage, we asked, how can goodness smile when
    unabashed hatred slaps virtue off the face of shame
    emboldening hatreds minions, who feverishly
    twist and mutilate the morals of their victims
    deceiving those souls until they believe that
    sin is virtue, murder is justice, and hatred is love

    As he spoke, his downcast voice intoned that
    riotously, by perverse commission
    Satan’s minions bathe in rivers of wine in Hades, and
    with vapid mocking lust, they harvest
    those deceived souls, reaped by suicides sickle

    Your path to heaven cannot be paved with
    chaste corpses across a river of blood, embrace
    the dreadful ebb and flow of truth in your heart, meet
    doubt and dishonor when they surface, for they
    reveal to you that compassion, not revenge, fulfills the soul

    His voice beamed as a bright light when he said
    bravely, deeply, reach into your heart
    without guile, without deceit, without prejudice
    touch faith there, then inexorably
    God’s words in hearts healing
    like the timeless rain, drawn unrelenting to the sea
    will swell into a profound unsounded amity
    in the soul’s oceanic sanctuary, and become peace
    lapping upon the shores of divine purpose

    Copyright © April 2006

  10. Thanks Isa

    wish you a fruitful week too.

  11. Ibn Bint Jbeil · · Reply

    you can deffinitely publish my work at Global Voices. Thank you very very much.

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