2016RefugeeSyriaWhat We Carried

Tea Pot and Glass, Homs, Syria

Jim Lommasson
Jim Lommasson / What We Carried

Ola Helal:

This kettle is my favorite. I brought it from my country on 5/29/2008. We like tea, and when we left our home we took this kettle with us. Every moment I boil water to make some tea, I remember my country, Syria. It was with me until we arrived to USA.

I brought 6 tea glasses with me when I left Syria on 7/23/2013. Every time when we move, I tried to save these glasses by fabrics.

Unfortunately, I lost 5 of them. This is the only one I could keep it to the moment when I got to USA on 8/31/2016. My husband always asks me to keep it, because he like to drink the tea by this glass. Thank you for the opportunity that makes me meet the people in this beautiful country. I met very nice people with amazing smiles. Thank you for the one who takes photos for these things.