Faruk does not like to speak about his past. Why should he? What counts now is to look forward and think of a plan for his new life. Mohadese, who is of a similar age, like many young people today is torn between ideology and realistic possibilities, considering the differences of her old and new identity, furthermore the image shes portraying and how it compares with the way she truly recognises herself. Omar often thinks about his old homeland, about his family, about the revolution for which he, like many others, had risked his life, but above all, about the long desired freedom: a freedom, which he mainly finds in his poems.
The meaning of the exile is determined by the person, who lives it. Today as well as yesterday.
If you cannot go back to your homeland, the only way is to build yourself a new home. If you have lost everything else, the only thing left is not to lose yourself.