I am originally from Palestine. I’ve been about 40 years here, since 1979. I didn’t struggle when I came. I was working in Saudi Arabia in Aramco and I met a woman from here and I wanted to go somewhere else so I came here. I’ve been coming to Tucson Meet Yourself for 30 years [sharing Arabic calligraphy] to introduce the people of Tucson to the Arabic culture. I am always interested in learning about other people’s cultures. The more you know about people and their culture the more you create harmony in the world, because a lot of the conflicts are mainly because of ignorance of other people.