A blog by the staff and participants of Al-Bustan, which is dedicated to teaching and presenting Arab culture through the arts and language. This provides a forum for us to regularly share the happenings and reflections on all things Al-Bustan-related.
Good morning everyone! It has been a whirlwind of a summer thus far and we're only really three weeks into it! I am counting down the days to camp and have really delved into the ideas that we will be exploring at camp this summer.
I will be in Italy for two weeks, hoping to explore the countryside with the locals. I have been overwhelmed with sad news from within in my own life to the things that are happening to others around the world and cannot wait for the countryside to refocus my energies. I am hoping to reshape my writing with this trip and maybe accept more of the greenery that surrounds us here in Philly and of course in Umbria, Italy into my writing. I am actually getting tired of writing about Arizona monsoons and sunsets...
With all of this being said, I have found that my best writing happens first thing in the morning. AND that my best writing happens when I share it with others who have the same passion. I'm hoping to expand both the campers and my network to include those who continue to support the arts, especially poetry.
I'm looking forward to seeing you all soon and I can't wait to breathe!