He Left and Never Came Back

Under fierce bombing, Farouk’s parents decided to leave their house in the big city of Homs and escape to the old city for a few days until things calm down. However, they did not foresee what will happen next. Farouk suffers from mental illness and cannot be away from his home. One day he left the house to go and buy some bread from a nearby bakery but never returned.  His parents searched for him relentlessly for days but to no avail. One day, a neighbor who new of Farouk’s disappearance passed by the town’s old square to find Farouk lying there lifeless. His mother became ill when she found out the news and died soon after Farouk passed away. That was the first time he was away from his mother for this long…

-Roula

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