Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Looking in

I got a few hours of sleep so I feel a bit better today. It's raining off and on here in Tripoli and it feels cold and damp outside. Inside the house we are warm. I have no phone service at the moment but the internet is working. The kids have finally put on a movie instead of the never-ending bad news.

I usually go out in the garden or take a walk in the farm when I'm under stress because it makes me feel better. But these days that just makes it worse. Your ears strain to hear what's happening in the distance. So instead, I worked on the plants in the window next to my desk.

I made a small terrarium. And then I thought how similar Libya is to a terrarium... everything happening inside with no intervention from outside... the whole world is looking in.


  1. Been watching the Lybia situation on the news. Pleased to see that all appears well in the Khadija Teri household.


  2. We were so sad to leave Libya this way. Hoping to come back, and hoping that you and your family stay safe. We are praying for everyone there.

  3. We are watching and praying. Blessings to you and to Libya's march to freedom.

  4. Hi Teri,

    I just wanted to let you know that I am thinking of you and so very glad to see that you are well and not directly in the midst of the turmoil. I am watching with disbelief the things that are going on in your side of the world and am praying for you and your family to remain safe. Congrats on the award, by way, great job! Love to you all, Kym

  5. Glad to hear that all is quiet in your area of Libya - must admit it is certainly making me very anxious for all my friends and family in Libya - worst part is not being able to find out how they are doing - at last in Egypt I always had my land line - so people could contact me and in a pinch I could contact anyone.

  6. Khadija it's good to hear that you & your family are safe. Insha Allah it will be over soon & we can all get back to 'normal'.

  7. It has been a while since I've read your blog but I dropped by to see if you all were okay. So glad to hear you are! I'm sending you and your family many good thoughts across the ocean.

  8. This is Khadejah, who was with you in Janzour back in 2005. How have you been? Please give my salams to all the ladies. Stay safe and we are thinking of you all. A video from some students to the people of Libya. The beginning has someone from Benghazi, but the rest is from people from all over the world. Please share

  9. Hi, writing from Canada. From the news reports, it seems like a lot of people are getting killed, especially in Tripoli. Is this correct???

  10. Hey Khadijateri,
    I always enjoyed reading your blog. It always gave me hope...I've been living here in Tripoli for a couple of years and things were never that great but I looked forward to your posts day after day.Today, I was reading this post and I was in tears. Please stay safe. I pray for all of us...

  11. I've thought of you as I watched the news...I am glad to see you are alright. May you be safe in all the trouble swirling around there.

  12. Hi Teri. You're right about the terrarium. The whole world is watching and holding their breath. Glad to hear you're all still well.Rob.


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