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Meetings and convergences…

The days and nights have converged into each other since moving into my apartment a month ago. Tonight is the first night I’ve been home at dinner time, 9 PM, and the first time I prepared a real dinner.

My first dinner at home in a month
My first dinner at home in a month

During Ahmad Canaan’s visit, I met one of Jordan’s most notable and historically important Palestinian artist’s: Abdul Hay Mosallam Zarara. Meeting Abdul Hay and viewing his art was a truly deepening and uplifting experience – culturally, historically, aesthetically, intellectually and spiritually. Abdul Hay Mosallam Zarara deserves special recognition, so I will save him for a future blog. The following is a photo of the stairwell leading to his apartment, and another of the view from his entryway:

Abdull Hay Mosallam Zarara's stairwell
Abdull Hay Mosallam Zarara’s stairwell

 View from Abdul Hay Mosallam Zarara's front door balcony patio
View from Abdul Hay Mosallam Zarara’s front door balcony patio

I have now finally narrowed down the women who will work on the canvas: Hanan, five women embroiderers and myself – a total of seven. Everything and everyone is falling into place and my art salon women will be embroidering on the canvas before I know it!

Some more views of Amman streets from sheesha café balcony, where some good thinking and planning takes place:

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