Wading Through Widowhood: Peace in our time

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July 24, 2014 14:15

‘Ah, but your land is beautiful,’ said South African novelist Alan Paton. ‘Ah, but your land is complicated,’ is a novel just waiting to be written here.

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A Book Club meeting of students from the Lady Davis Multidisciplinary High School in Tel Aviv and the Multidisciplinary High School in Taiba.. (photo credit:COURTESY AMAL)

As I sit and type these words, it’s exactly 30 years, almost to the minute, since Martin knocked on my door – and walked into my heart.

I remember everything so clearly: his beautiful voice, his beautiful face, his beautiful body; the beautiful feeling of falling in love and realizing that with this man at my side I’d always be home – no matter where we were. I remember what I wore, what we spoke about and how he gave me his sweater – it was a surprisingly cold July evening in Jerusalem.

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