Exploring out the front door and around the world, children in tow
Universality of humanity in Israel and Palestine
In October I spent ten days in Israel and Palestine, imbibing personal stories of conflict and trauma, peace and reconciliation. Crisscrossing through checkpoints and polishing off plates of falafel and homemade maqluba, I immersed in historical narratives and the living history of today. In the diversity, a common thread was exposed. Perhaps a banal observation, but one that was repeatedly brought to the fore – clean, billowing laundry.
Clothes are soiled in the same dirt, with human sweat. They need to be cleansed. Whether washed by hand in a bucket with precious little water or run on a deep soak cycle with an electric machine, they all have the same destiny – on a line, airing for the world to see.