In the Sixties, I lost custody of my two sons whom I had to leave behind in Iran. In the Seventies, I found a temporary replacement in a Baby Home in Jerusalem. Eventually, I reconnectd with with my wonderfuls boys but lost contact with the orphan boy. All this has led to my fictional obsession with a male child born in Israel who is thought to be the Muslim messiah. I have written one memoir and a fiction trilology fueled by this obsession. And now, this year, I am returning to the Middle East to try to find the lost child, who now is a grown man with a life of his own. Maybe my trilogy will become a quartet, like Paul Scotts Raj Quartet. I first watched a BBC production of Scott's "The Jewell in the Crown" while living in the Galilee in the Eighties. Returning to America to earn a BA in Literature, I eventually read all four books in the Raj Quartet. I only hope that my work will not wait until I have passed to the Great Blue Beyond before I gain recognition, as happend to the British writer Paul Scott. But nothing matters when one has an obsession. I will follow my heart to the end time.