The second passport

Jess Semaan
3 min readSep 1, 2020

A Lebanese tradition

When the war with Israel broke in 2006, I recall watching on TV big ships transporting Lebanese folks, away from the Mediterranean who look like me, some of them my age, some my classmates, away from death and into hope and life. I wondered what is wrong with me. I was angry with my parents for not getting us a second passport. So we can escape the calamities. Instead we were locked up between the home and…