By Zainab Salbi on 4, 2015 june
A young Syrian woman, to meet me at a cafe in Istanbul last week, I expected a sad-looking refugee recently arrived in Turkey while waiting for Hind. But once she moved she was a pulled together, youthful-looking woman of 34 dressed in a fitted, knee-length skirt and a pale pink fitted shirt in I saw that Hind wore perfect make up (if applied rather heavily), hair extensions, and polished nails. She left Syria just five months ago, thus I bombarded her along with types of questions regarding the state associated with the nation. Just How could be the safety situation? Exactly exactly just How are individuals residing? Just exactly How are her relatives and buddies? She replied casually: “Nights are difficult so it really is tough, and individuals are involved and afraid. Because they are packed with sounds of bombs, electricity is just a couple of hours each day” they are typical war tales explaining circumstances that We have worked and resided through myself. I desired to hear Hind’s unique, individual story.
Between my sips of Turkish coffee, Hind commented on my look:
“Its bold to possess your own hair therefore quick. Why you cut it therefore short? ”
“Well, its effortless, ” we responded.
“You care for it well, you did not do any nose job? ” she said, “but how come”
“Yes, I’m certain I have actually a nose that is big I kind of want it. Personally I think genuine beauty would be to enjoy exactly exactly what Jesus has offered me personally and interracialpeoplemeet never change it out, ” I responded.
“Well, used to do a nose work which didn’t grow to be good therefore I had doing three other operations to correct the mistakes, ” she explained, incorporating that she wouldn’t start thinking about cutting her locks short like mine.