Odds and Ends
6 8, 3:39pm
I more or less remember the first time (not sure, but still) I saw a niqab and a burqa. I must have been about five, if I'm not wrong, and I went with my family to visit the Jeita Grotto for the first time. There I saw women wearing niqabs and burqas. I remember being a bit surprised, though I don't think I said anything about that, because I grew up seeing people wearing hijabs (my grandmother wears one, and it's not uncommon in Lebanon), so my mind associated them together. Now, I know that if I see a woman wearing a niqab or a burqa, I know she's not Lebanese, because I've seen or known no Lebanese person wearing them.