By Sylvia Smith
Half memoir, half comedian monologue, this is often an ensemble of mishaps and anecdotes that, taken jointly, unearths the ups and downs of 1 woman's lifestyles. Relentlessly self-deprecating, Sylvia Smith's diary before everything turns out to relay the humdrum, everydayness of residing, but it progressively earnings momentum as a darker undertone gathers strength. Interspersed among funny stories of first-date failures and "get-rich-quick" schemes long gone awry, the reader is thrown off-balance by means of the lack of sexual innocence and a pervading feel of loneliness. As Sylvia stumbles from one transitority task to a different, and during a number of supplied apartments, her deadpan supply is shot via with moments of sandpaper-dry wit.
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I asked. ‘Yes. We like it here. ’ ‘Kufr Cana, the village where Christ changed the water to wine. We get many tourists visiting the church. ’ ‘No, never. And it’s my first time here on this mountain. It is so beautiful. ’ ‘It’s a good view of the Horns of Hittin. ’ I mused. ’ ‘They left. They took the boats and left. ’ ‘But they could not have had time to leave. ’ The other man, who had been silently expressing approval of his friend’s assertions, indicated that the Muslims had been kind to Christians.
This is my country, not his. I teach this to my three-year-old son. We Palestinians who live here know that the presence of Israel is not going to be for long. They will end up leaving, just like the Crusaders. ’ Not too far away an Israeli teacher in Orthodox clothing was instructing a group of young schoolchildren in a booming voice about the religious significance of this place: the partisans of the Maccabees had hidden in caves just below where we stood. They had sought refuge here and were slaughtered in 161 BCE by the Syrian general Baccides.
It distressed me to hear this young man distorting history. The more we spoke the more I realised how deeply antagonistic he was to the Christian Palestinians. ’ I asked him. ‘No. ’ ‘The editor of Al Karmil and one of the first to write about Zionism. He was a Christian. ’ I felt their discomfort when I confirmed that I was Christian and I found myself feeling annoyed at having to be defensive about the religion into which I was born. I was thinking in particular of Najib. Not that the Israeli leadership did not try to win the Christians to their side, as they had succeeded in doing with the Druze, who practise a religion that is an offshoot of Islam with its own unique features.