• 1044 The Cedar of Lebanon

    2 monthes ago - By Diane Campion

    In 2011, my daughter and I visited Lebanon, our second of three trips there together. Most memorable and meaningful that trip were visits to the Cedar Forest and the home of Lebanese poet and philosopher, Kahlil Gibran. The cedar forest was so unbelievably tranquil and beautiful. This tree that I painted is the original tree that was chosen for the flag of Lebanon, but in its 2011 condition with many branches missing. It seems significant to me that this tree which represents Lebanon, has lost so many limbs, just as the country has experienced so much turmoil and pain. Yet, a new...
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