- How "really" real are these differences?
- And where do I belong? Which group would take me in?
If for a western woman (a tourist) these would be relatively easy questions to answer, what about a Green Monster? What about a total “alien"?
A few months later I asked my friends what did they think of this idea.
I refreshed their memories on that evening in Beirut, and how special it was for me.
Rima replied that in fact they themselves are a sort of Green Monster too in their communities.
They cross borders, they drink with the "enemy", they don't mind the gap... and then suddenly I had this vision of me sitting at a table with them, my FOUR GREEN MONSTERS!
I grabbed a green paper (where are colored pencils when you need one?) and sketched this:
But somehow this wasn't it yet...
I decided to ask somebody more capable to depict my imagination.
And so, brilliantly, Lucy Pepper did: