Another New Year

  I can still remember the last time I got excited over New Years. There was still an amount of spark within me that hadn’t been killed yet. I’d scold my husband for his lack of festive spirit.  Back then, there were no grand fireworks festivals, so I’d sit at home waiting for the clock […]

Weddings in Gaza

If you ask any woman here what would she do to not miss a wedding, the answer would be: Anything! Weddings have always held prominence among social activities in Palestinian society. When I was young—too young to go to weddings, I remember the way grownups talked about them. The day would start very early around 6:00 am. […]