I guess we have been so absorbed by project itself that we have forgotten to really give a face to our collective identity.
Tomorrow we submit an application for a big grant: it comes up only every few years and would help enormously. Of course, the whole process is a roller coaster of emotions and self-doubt but all part of the process. We watch the news religiously to see if the conflict in Syrian will spill over into Lebanon on a large scale. We're not feeling tremendously hopeful but we are committed and the project goes on. Despite kvetching about how expensive everything was etc. etc while we actually in Beirut, since we've come back we have sort of missed it and are looking forward to returning. So, we keep our fingers crossed that Lebanon does not get drawn into this too deeply.