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This is a difficult concept for me.
When i was a kid, it seemed that we couldn't go anywhere without waiting for a train.
i kinda liked trains, but it wasn't any big deal.
Max of course loves trains,
So, in that spirit, i share some tips about using this contraption.
Seeds: From Another Garden
i think this project actually began last November. Eva Etzioni-Halevy's novels in our local library may have been its genesis.
Actually it was the not-Ruth novel, The Song of Hannah, that i read first. It upended all i had been taught about Hannah, Elkanah's the barren wife. Wasn't she the first, older wife? And Peninnah the sharp-tongued, the second, younger wife, mother of Elkanah's children?
Well, yes, to some of the assumptions. Peninnah has the children, she makes Hannah's life miserable (but maybe Hannah would've been miserable without Peninnah's needling? i can totally see Peninnah's "needling" as an attempt to say Hannah had the better lot in life.)
Etzioni-Halevy's novel turns the situation on its head. She depicts Hannah, at her best friend Pninah's wedding, determining to also marry the attractive groom.