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The homeless man around the AUB: Late Ali Abdallah

Posted on: May 30, 2018

Ali Abdallah. Ali was a homeless man, and the legend of Bliss Street. I have personally crossed Ali countless times on his street. A few months ago, Ali died on the coldest night of Beirut's winter because he was living in pitiful conditions. Ali's death triggered short-lived actions to help the homeless in Beirut (for one or two weeks). I painted this mural a few hundred meters from Ali's street to immortalize him and to remind us that we should not wait the death of another Ali to help others. I wrote "Ghadan Yawmone Afdal"(Tomorrow is a better day) while listening to a song of the similar title by Mashrou' Leila, in the hope that tomorrow will be a better day.
Ali Abdallah. Ali was a homeless man, and the legend of Bliss Street.
I have personally crossed Ali countless times on his street.
A few months ago, Ali died on… the coldest night of Beirut’s winter because he was living in pitiful conditions.
Ali’s death triggered short-lived actions to help the homeless in Beirut (for one or two weeks). I painted this mural a few hundred meters from Ali’s street to immortalize him and to remind us that we should not wait the death of another Ali to help others.
I wrote “Ghadan Yawmone Afdal”(Tomorrow is a better day) while listening to a song of the similar title by Mashrou’ Leila, in the hope that tomorrow will be a better day.

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