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Gathering Wool By Shushan Avagyan Gathering Wool Installation by L. Bourgeois, 1990 They feel safe here, behind these walls as they sit reminiscing, in silence - the seven of them, perched on antique rugs, saved from a Syrian desert. Wrinkles carve memories too atrocious. Have they forgiven? Nobody knows - they are whispering, as if in a secret world telling each other stories of gathering wool in the lost country of dreams and bread. -- Shushan Avagyan was born in Yerevan, Armenia. She is currently working on her master's degree in English Literature, and is a recipient of the Dalkey Archive Press fellowship at the Illinois State University.