Turning the Pages — Necessary Stories in The Times of Israel

Haim Watzman

My kids don’t listen to me, my life’s total chaos, who will I vote for, and what is this music?

illustration by Avi Katz
Just as Ekatarina instructed, I walk unobtrusively on to the YMCA concert stage after the performers receive their applause. I sit down on the chair behind Bashkirova’s bench. It’s easy, Ekatarina said, no one will even know you’re there. Just follow along and turn the pages. Don’t let your mind wander. Bashkirova has a nasty left kick when she takes her foot off the soft pedal… continue reading at The Times of Israel


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