To exchange items they’d left behind, Marwa planned to meet James for lunch before she went to a matinee of Shaw’s ST. JOAN.
If James-Beekmans would agree to go to a play Marwa wanted to see, she’d go to the Yankees-Red Sox game on Wednesday night, October 20th.
In June, Marwa responded to a Desiree i/m. There are mockingbirds in the Bronx, Marwa i/m’d back.
January, 2004, was the coldest January in ten years.
On the last day of August, 2004, Marwa al-Hal was arrested during a demonstration outside the Republican Presidential Convention in New York City.
Several classmates intoned “Omein,” and an angry boy protested that they didn’t constitute a minyan because girls couldn’t count in the essential 10, before they all realized Marcus was reading his own poem.
Marwa was blind in one eye.
Walking to Stuy, Marwa thought it was a bright and sunny morning, not a dark and stormy night. It was still summer, ten days till the autumnal equinox, but it was not really a summer morning.
Returning to her parents’ home and was like trying to fit into tight shoes like one of Cinderella’s ugly stepsisters.
“Is it envy or jealousy I feel toward bees?” Marwa continued writing. “Mr. Haddam suffered over the misuse of those words. Also fortuitous, which does not mean fortunate. It means accidental. ‘Poor Grendel’s had an accident, so may you all,’…