People deal with turbulence differently; some people take drugs or drink alcohol, others sleep, write, or cry.
I clean up; I clean up my house, tidy my closets, label the items in my drawers, wash my car inside out, clear up my desktop, and rearrange the folders on my drives.
Today, as I was going though my recycle bin - yes I do that too - I found a word document titled Noor and I had no recollection of its contents. I decided to have one last look at it before I permanently delete it and there she was - the loveliest young girl I have met.
I do not know how I deleted that file but I was happy to have found it.
Noor Kamel is the youngest poet I know and I am proud to write about her today. I met the 9 year old poet at an event organized by Iman Youssef the founder of A New Book In The Market.
Little Noor got on stage and began reciting the poems she wrote since she was 7.
At the end of her reading she looked at her audience and said "It is never the end; it is always the beginning."
When she got off stage, she threw her little arms around me and restored my faith in love, happiness, and innocence.
I would like to share with you some of her poems and illustrations hoping that they would have the same effect on you as they had on me.