As usual with peace activists, they all knew people in common, and compared the work being done for peace.
I photographed Leslie with her old friends.
That's about 10 precent of what happened, but I don't feel free to speak about other people present without their permission -- and, of course, the focus here was on wonderful Maxine Hong Kingston. Ms. Kingston knows that reality, dream, and fiction are the same thing, with many mysterious lacunae in the mix. It's like the quotation from Marcel Proust at the beginning of the Alchemist's Pillow blog: "If a little dreaming is dangerous, the cure for it is not to dream less, but to dream more, to dream all the time."