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Drawings

Knotty Girl

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A lecture about my research in Jerusalem provoked nervousness when the projector failed. This prompted a Focusing process of reckoning with more helpful, supportive ways of relating and interacting with people. Here are some snippets.

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I gave a lecture about my book this week

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But the projector failed despite my checking it the day before

The Lecture

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I was speaking about borders in Jerusalem and wanted to use maps and pictures

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People seemed to tune out and I spoke to fill the space, the words nervously streaming out of me

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I wanted the listeners to experience something of what I felt in my encounters

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Like the delight of a Palestinian woman demonstrating a childhood game of five stones

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Or my wonder at an Iraqi Jewis man's recollection of Passover before 1948, when Arab villagers from Lifta came to exchange their fresh produce for matza

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Perhaps I could engage with people in a more direct way

After months of isolation

I wrote this in April 2020, before the vaccines came to the US. I conceived it in Hebrew then added English translation. The direction is right to left.

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Morning focusing session with Hilla

In Hebrew, right to left.

January 2020

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TAE Class Exercise

December, 2021

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