Hanan Kassab Hassan

Heaven is where I am

The war in Syria and my decision to leave and live in a country that is not mine made me always wonder about the meaning of belonging, identity and homeland. This experience, despite the sorrow and bitterness, allowed me to be in contact with peoples from different cultures, and within cosmopolitan cities of diverse stripes and trends. I never felt like a stranger. Nor did I feel different. My curiosity to discover cultural diversity and experience its manifestations overcomes melancholy, longing and homesickness, or to say that it helped me to assume my new life and enjoy it.
My home is the world, and heaven is always where I am.