We then walk down to my dad's car. He had a tur- old turquoise Ford Cortina.
He takes shoe polish and paints the lights of the of the car.
Why? Again later I know because at night when you drive with your lights on, you don't want the lights to be too bright in case of an air raid
So he paints the lights. And I watch him do all that.
And then he picks me up and hugs me and says once again, I'll be back in a few days.
He gets into his car. And I begin to sob uncontrollably.
One of our neighbours whose name is Sharlon. He is too old to go into the army.
So he is standing there. We all look at my dad going off in the car. He picks me up. And I'm crying.
And he looks at me and says, Tal, do you want to be a soldier like Aba, like your dad when you grow up? And I say, Yes, I do.
Well, soldiers don't cry. And I stopped crying.
And I didn't cry for almost 20 years after that.
Then I came to Harvard. And I started to study psychology.
You know where I'm going, right? I started to study psychology. And studying psychology,
I realized one of the things that I wanted to work on. One of the most important things that I wanted to work on was getting in touch with my feminine side,
knowing Jung's language, the Yin and the Yang; the anima the animus.