I am your mother not because you were born of me,
But because I was reborn through you.

Mama, 2020, watercolour on paper

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I sent this watercolour bouquet to my mother on 21 March 2020, Mother’s Day in the Arab world, in lieu of unattainable unavailable flowers. She lives far away, and the flowers will still be fresh when we do finally take a plane again and reunite.