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  • In a field of sunflowers in Moldova, the look in this girl eyes', by a strange combination of images coïncides in me with that of Gavroche (a fictional character from the novel "Les Misérables" by Victor Hugo) …

    But her gaze reminded me of a young girl, encountered more than 20 summers ago in a garden of lemons in Larnaca, Cyprus 1983. She had survived the ferocity of the civil war during the “Mountain Battle” between Christians and Druze in the Chouf of Mount Lebanon.
    To stifle my horror, and before the darkness of her tales of massacres by the ax invade my mind at nightfall, I asked her: “What do you fear?” She replied with her tiny voice and an expression like that of this girl: “Absolutely nothing. Only the wrath of God.”
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