Looking inward


Jenna Jarjoura

Vibrant colors of the Pennsylvanian trees filled her senses, making her rethink all of her past beliefs. Wadad Abed stood, observing the tree, confused about how something so beautiful was rooted in American soil.

“I had to have a real honest conversation with myself,” Abed said. “I remember telling myself: if you cannot see beauty because you put limits on it, then you’re heading into real trouble.”