Forced to continuously change nations, cultures and schooling - I had to develop a wider sense of communication, a way of thinking-feeling-behaving which stresses the common denominators. The need to adapt new landscapes and landsouls has taught instinctive means to overcome separatism, prejudices, dogmatic beliefs and suspicions. While looking for the common gathering denominators, I have also increased the ability of perception and individuation. Being constantly in estranged places has triggered psychological processes to turn the unfamiliar into familiar. As an art critic in the Israli press, a curator, a writer - have always dealt with the otherness, the different and the infinite variety of the Existent. My Book of Peace is the result.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in The Middle East (Israel), Africa (Ethiopia and Eritrea), Europe (Spain) Switzerland) and accomplished my studies in The States. The multi-cultural was a must to survive.
When did you first start writing?
As I was always the stranger, the different, the other - I have developed the habit to write in my personal and secret diary the daily obstacles and problems I had to deal with.
Taxi drivers that come across varied human phenomena and try to make sense of them are at the heart of this play. In each of the fourteen segments that make up the play starts off a tragic-comic voyage, starting with the driver’s basic function as a vehicle transporting the passenger from A to B and gearing towards unfolding stories of human conditions and of most basic of urges.
The Book suggests evolving the Wisdom of the Heart by considering the life of the great mystics and their appreciation of God's fingerprints in Nature. One may, therefore, cultivate the Way of Love, unconstrained by comparison, hierarchy, and pre-concepts, usually existent in territorial thinking.