"In April, the oldest Palestinian woman died in the village of Qaryut near Nablus. Aged 109, she had lived through many of the most significant periods in Palestine’s history - the Ottoman Empire, the British Mandate and Jordanian rule as well as the current Israeli occupation of the West Bank. The title refers to the many abandoned plans and failed political solutions that must have created the backdrop to her life. Although, with 7 children and 80 grand and great-grandchildren, perhaps she had little time to dwell on politics.. In a broader sense, the piece aims to express both the way that, heightened by exile, ‘the land’ is considered almost a physical part of the Palestinian people, and also to suggest the faint traces and trails each of us leave behind during our lifetimes which, eventually, collectively shape a landscape and a country."