“I wish I would have found this book when I was starting my first year of teaching. The stories of the students and the insights are valuable.”
“An inspiring read. A mix of spiritual, philosophy, and poetry.”
—Juan L. Cox , Atlanta, Georgia
“A short read but I highly recommend it for it is packed with life lessons and engaging poems.”
—Laverne R. Warren , Bronx, New York
About the Book
Hariz came face to face with grave miseries and adversities, including death itself. But with a positive attitude, he refused to concede and persevered in fortitude and in faith. In his book, Stick from Every Valley, he shares his life experiences—the war in Lebanon, romantic encounters, and confrontations with his destiny—through a collection of ingenious works in poetry and philosophy.
I am very near to greatness. One step and I can be safe. Can’t I just take the one leap? Just one leap and with a course of miracles I can succeed.
There is a way of living, a way of living in this world that is not here, although it seems to be here. I do not change appearance, though I smile more frequently. My forehead is serene, my eyes are quiet, I walk this path as others walk, and I do not seem to be distinct from them, although I am, indeed, different. Thus, I can serve them while I serve myself. A new way of living in this world is to be in spirit.