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Sderot, Israel

Contributors: Galit Dahan Carlibach
Sderot, Israel

« “Memory's images, once they are fixed in words, are erased," Polo said. "Perhaps I am afraid of losing Venice all at once, if I speak of it, or perhaps, speaking of other cities, I have already lost it, little by little.” »  —Italo Calvino, Invisible Cities

My grandmother is what is known as a colorful woman. There are many elements that contribute to her colorfulness: black shawls draped over her body like witches’ capes; great fans with lace trims, sparkly polish...

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One meter, ninety-nine centimeters. Six feet, five and a half inches. I’m just a girl who’s always high.

From this kind of height, you can’t get your head in a huddle,...

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I didn’t want to reach this state, on my back with limbs stretched out.

Not that it was so great out there, but to be like something from a museum zoology exhibit wasn’t...

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