Wednesday, October 25, 2023


The woman who, in the process of being released, stepped back to take the Hamas' guard hand and say "Shalom" is what inspired yesterday's post. It changed Levinas' "The Other precisely reveals himself in his alterity not in a shock negating the I, but as the primordial phenomenon of gentleness," from sounding pretentious to a blissful truth.

As ever lately, we landed with a bump. When I played the video I had embedded on the blog post back, I found that The Times had edited this gesture of hope out.

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