Writing helps with the transition back.
I've written about working with young theater artists in Ramallah, Palestine - the article is called The Storytellers of Ramallah and it was published on Al-Jazeera America on Sunday.
A friend said to me, ah you must have got the experience out of you by writing about it.
I said, no, this article was more about getting it right. To get it out or get it transformed takes a different kind of writing, one that filters through the conscious and unconscious and becomes silence before it emerges again: as word, as poem, as play, as something other.
Here's to otherness.