Live always at the edge of poetic possibilty, even in the face of severe prose. - Walter Bruggemann

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Women of Darajat

It is difficult to write commentary for these photos because by the end of the week we had come to understand one another as women and as friends. Most of the women in these photographs are of the women with whom we stayed. The women took their meals separately from us but sat by us as we ate. In one sense it was uncomfortable because they waited on us but their hospitality is extraordinary. We talked as best as we could between our Arabic, Hebrew, and English but somehow it didn't matter we got the point across. When it was finally time for us to say goodbye, we kissed cheeks several times, back and forth, saying good bye to one another. I will remember them for a long time to come.


Dina said...

Your portraits of our friends bring tears to my eyes. I miss them.

Suzanne said...

I miss them too, very much.