segunda-feira, 11 de abril de 2016

The Kindness of Strangers

"At times peace seems an impossibility.
Then I remember the anxious Israeli soldier who warned me to be careful because I looked like him and the Palestinians might stone me.
I remember the Palestinians in Bethlehem who told me not to go outside because the Israelis would be sure to mistake me for an Arab and shoot me.
I remember the old man in Jenin who saved me from being stoned.
I like to imagine a moment in which I am able to bring them all together, introduce them to each other and explain the part they have played in my story.
Above all, I like to imagine a time when they see beyond the anger, frustration and hatered and recognize the familiarity of the people next door."

in "The way I look" by Anthony Sattin