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  • Gratitude

    One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child. ~ Carl Jung

     

     

  • Arriving from my Syrian Roots

    My parents were born and raised in Syria and growing up as an American, it’s been an interesting road navigating the connection to my roots.
  • Travel. Explore. Experience.

    Throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.   ~ Mark Twain

    I am blessed and grateful to have grown up with parents who love to travel and who grew up abroad. Because of them, I was exposed to Syrian and French culture and I began traveling at a young age. I discovered that exploring and doing it with open eyes really put things in perspective and made me realize what a small space I occupy in this world. These humble feelings arose in the places we went while my heart was jostled in the places in between. 

     

  • A Letter from Me to You

    Hi Turf Defender :)

    It's happening, 2014 is coming to an end. I've found that years don't seem to turn out how I anticipate them in the beginning but looking back they always prove to be an interesting ride.

    2014 has definitely been interesting for TORRAIN and I can’t express enough how thankful I am that you’ve been on this ride with me. You have made it possible for TORRAIN to stand strong and it’s awesome that we've taken action toward the betterment of our communities as well as the sustenance of our planet together.

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