“Watching the disciples pay their last respects, it struck me how even for the most devoted and grief-stricken, Joshua’s death might be experienced, in part, as a liberation.”
Reflections on living and reading in Syria in the lead-up to the Civil War.
Matthew McNaught taught English in Syria between 2007 and 2010. He now works in mental health and sometimes writes essays and stories. This piece first appeared in Syria Comment, and our thanks to McNaught for allowing us to republish it here.