Dear Diary

August 6, 2014

Wishing summer would never end.

Caitlin sent this diary entry in with a note: "I only have about a month left living in the countryside and i'm trying to cherish it. *sobs*"

Caitlin sent this diary entry in with a note: “I only have about a month left living in the countryside. I’m trying to cherish it. *sobs*”


I feel full of emptiness. It’s almost a physical sensation. Read More »


I’m crossing my fingers that I haven’t taken on more than I can handle. Read More »


I have eaten ice cream with little flakes of ham on it, which you wouldn’t think would taste very nice, but it did. Read More »

Editor’s note: Marah is in Damascus, with unreliable internet access, until the end of August. Thank you for your comments on her post last week; they are currently being translated into Arabic so she can read what you all had to say.


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  • Eileen August 6th, 2014 8:29 PM

    I called them Oma and Opa too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    And: five days? You’ve got all the time in the world for something awesome to happen. At least I’ve been telling myself that all August.

    • sissiLOL August 7th, 2014 6:35 AM

      I also call them Oma and Opa! (or called… :-() Must be a european thing, I think?

      • Ananda August 7th, 2014 6:09 PM

        Aww, my grandmother is Dutch and in Holland. They also say Oma and Opa; hence why I say it. x

  • mangointhesky August 7th, 2014 5:54 AM

    I adored all of these, as usual- Ananda: this makes me want to try ice cream like that for myself, even though I’m also a teeny-enormous amount scared that I’ll hate it.

  • Hannahomemade August 8th, 2014 8:37 PM

    Lilly- I could really connect with everything you said, as it seems we are in the same boat with a lot of stuff. Im jealous that youre still on holiday.. I hope you have a great year at school and good luck with soccer!!

  • Hani August 9th, 2014 6:19 AM

    You guys have it good there. WE DON’T EVEN HAVE SUMMER HERE