my Syrian co-worker brought sweets from her last travel. Sweets from Aleppo. very delicious. But I couldn't help but thinking about war and devastation while eating it in my save office. it felt like eating a bit of terror, like world news manifested itself on the table right in front of me, I had to think about laughing children running around in abandoned buildings, and how it would feel for them to eat these pistachio thingies, bitter sweet sweets.