Thank you to Deborah Gordon for choosing to teach An Immigrant’s Story. I am honored that the abridged version of The House of Six Doors, was used for both the winter and spring quarters at UCSB, in an Extension Reading and Discussion class for foreign students. There were students from all over the world in this English class.
The abridged version was published to offer speakers of languages other than English, content they would be able to relate to. At the end of each quarter I was invited to meet the students, I was delighted that they had many thoughtful questions.
A big thank you to all the students. I enjoyed your questions and comments tremendously.
“He will teach you to live in this earthly world. He is good at it. You will teach him to fly in the other worlds. You will be good at that. He will be your partner, your friend, your lover, your mentor, your protector, your teacher, and all of this you will also be to him.His soul will grow because of you, and your soul will grow because of him.” The House of Six Doors, Page185
Nadira believed that this earth is the only planet in the universe offering the ecstasies
of love and the agonies of hate. Life constantly presents us with paths that require us to choose between love and hate. The House of Six Doors, Page 201
Let the Words Flow: Writing Prompt 12
When I think of holidays, I think of gatherings, which in turn makes me think of food. Homes are filled with colorful decorations and sumptuous dishes are prepared in the kitchen. The dishes I think of during the holidays are from Curaçao. When you think of the holidays what smells, tastes and textures come to mind? I invite you to join me: you’ll need pen and paper or a computer, a cup of tea, and a comfortable place to sit. Ask yourself what part of your story needs to be told today. The prompt is an invitation to let the words flow. Slowly read the prompt, whether fact or fiction, write what needs to be written today. Feel free to change the prompt from first to third person, vice versa, or any other way.
I smelled something cooking, and I knew….