From Victoria - part of the color wheel for Syria project
However I really do feel incredibly blessed and proud to have spend this time with you all. This is forever engraved in my head and my heart. I cannot wait for more times of doing good in the exact same company for I would not have hoped for better partners. I feel really a lot of love for each of you, it makes my heart warmer and filled with hope to know that there are people like you in this world. If I had one wish to do it would be to make everyone on this earth like you.
From Fouad - part of the color wheel for Syria project
Guys its such a special place. God Bless all of these kids. Love each and every one of them. They have the character and substance to make it through this. And thats thanks to you guys. And we will help going forward. This is just the beginning Inshallah.
From Hisham - part of the color wheel for Syria project
To My Beloved Malaak and Syrian Color Wheel Family...
I want to thank you all from the bottom of my heart for allowing me to participate in what will always remain one of the greatest weeks of my life. I walk away knowing - that in the midst of all the turmoil, despair and suffering - there are people who care enough to make real and tangible change in this world. I leave knowing that there are people who have massive hearts willing to give and not ask for anything in return. I go knowing that my brothers are even more amazing than I thought them to be and that I have four new sisters and friends for life. Finally I walk away with a tremendous sadness that it has come to an end. I left quickly because I was on the verge of a breakdown (as Katia would say... a true Cancer moment). Leaving was the hardest moment.
Asma - you are an angel. What you have helped create is beyond words. May you and all your loved ones be graced with all the blessings you so richly deserve. Thank you for allowing us to participate (in some small way) in the wonder that is Malaak
Joyce - the executive management guru extraordinaire! Thank you for your tremendous organization, your bright up the sky smile and your positive nothing-is-impossible demeanor. What you do every day is simply awe inspiring!
Katia - our princess - oozing elegance, sophistication and class even after days of relentless painting and hard work! The voice of reason and calmness in any storm. Our balance. Your smile and warmth are infectious... You are a jewel... A big bright shiny one... With a heart of gold
Victoria - oh Captain my Captain! our warm generous superwoman! Our breaker of a million hearts and our source of a million smiles... Our North Star! We would have been lost without you. Know that I would gladly follow your leadership to the ends of the earth... For I would be certain that - wherever you go - and whatever you do - there will be beautiful wonderous things
Anwar - Our intellectual and emotional compass... He who brings forth a million laughs and he who presents a billion new amazing and dazzling views. Our keeper of stories... Our merchant of gifts... My friend. You have done good Orge. You have done real good my friend
Finally... Fouad... Capable artist... Willing painter... and resolute workhorse... My partner.... My friend... My brother... I would not have experienced this without you and your focus energy and dedication. You made this happen for me and for that I will be eternally grateful. May we continue to be blessed to always give back - for it is only when we are able to do good that we can truly achieve
Enough from me. It has been an honor…
From Anwar - part of the color wheel for Syria project
It has been a pleasure and a privilege to be with you all. This has been one of the best experiences of my life and I am thankful to all who participated. What I love most is the sense of family and community that we experienced every step of the way. My heart melted at least ten times a day. The hope amongst all the people I have had the pleasure to meet is truly humbling and will stay with me until my dying day. Every smile tells a million stories of how far they have come and it was a treat to be part of it for such a short period. Every song came straight from the heart. Every frown and every tear serve as a memory to us all to be thankful for what we have in life and in love, and to spread the message of their reality. Asma, you are the Queen of Hearts and the lighthouse amidst the storm. I am happy our ships crossed paths and long may we help illuminate the way for all those unfortunate souls that we met and are yet to meet. Rich in love and rich in spirit