Friday, September 12, 2008

“She’s Driving Me Crazy, But this Girl is Going to Make a Great Resister.”

My friend and teammate Sarah just posted a really lovely story in her very lovely blog. It's a reflection the August 2nd action that I've spoken about. That action, in which over a hundred Palestinian children and their parents walked to the village of Tuba on a road they haven't been able to use for the last eleven years, remains one of the most incredible actions I've ever been a (small) part of.

Sarah's story talks about one of our favorite Tuwani kids, Amira. Amira's showed up in this blog before precisely for the reason that Sarah gives: "She's driving me crazy, but this girl is going to make a great resister." Sarah talks about how Amira's participation and you don't want to miss it.

4 comments:

alajnabiya said...

Thank you for introducing me to Sarah's blog. Now that the two of you are back home, are there any CPT volunteers still in Tuwani, and if so, do they have blogs?

joy_in_palestine said...

Yeah, there are a couple of other CPTers with blogs. http://ordinary-folks.blogspot.com/ is my friend Jessica's. http://tuwani.org/ also has regular information, though it's not quite a blog.

Nice to hear from you again!

alajnabiya said...

I know that you don't have the kind of blog where you play tag games, but I wanted to let you know that I mentioned your blog on mine. There is a game of tag going around, where you list some of the bloggers who you are wondering about. You are supposed to choose at least 5, but I went a bit overboard. You are one of the bloggers I have been wondering about. You don't have to publish this comment, I just wanted to let you know. I hope you are having a nice fall. If you live one of those places where all the trees turn pretty colors, please enjoy them for me too. I miss fall color.

joy_in_palestine said...

Oh, Alajnabiya, of course I'll publish your comment. It's really nice to know that you're thinking about me. I'm doing well. I am back in the states temporarily, but I'm going through a little time of reflection and searching. Just trying to figure out how to do work like this without becoming a bitter person, or more positively, how to remain happy and healthy. So I especially appreciate your thoughts right now. I'll keep you updated. I hope you're having very blessed Ramadan!