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December 25, 2011

This morning’s sky. After a night full of rain.
今朝の空。雨が降り続けた夜の後。

My boss asked me at work today if I did anything for Christmas. But it was a bit confusing because she kept saying “On yom shishi,” yom shishi meaning Friday (the 23rd), but she also kept saying esrim-ve-arba, which means 24. After a few minutes I understood that maybe my boss thought Christmas Eve was on the 23rd, but it was already too late to go back to that part of the conversation.

If you celebrate Christmas, I hope you had a very Merry Christmas. I haven’t really celebrated it much in the last few years, but I do have many fond memories of the holiday. My parents really got in to the spirit when we lived in Michigan, where it was a big thing, and because of them I believed in Santa a lot longer than other kids my age. I also always remember a Christmas I spent in Los Angeles one year at one of my best friends’. I feel lucky to have warm memories to look back on.

週末明けの今日(イスラエルの一週間は日曜日から始まる)、
上司に「クリスマスを祝うために何かした?」と聞かれました。
でもちょっと混乱してしまったのが、彼女は何度も「ヨム・シシに」と繰り返したのですが
ヨム・シシは金曜日、つまり23日。
でも同じくらい「24」を意味するエスリム・ヴェ・アルバも言っていた。
数分たって気付いたのは、もしかしたら彼女は
クリスマス・イヴは23日だと思ってるのかな?ということ。
でも気付いた時にはもう会話は後戻りできない状態でした 涙
(ヘブライ語の会話で良くあるパターン)

クリスマスを祝う皆様にはメリー・クリスマス!
私はここ数年あまり大したクリスマスらしいことはしていませんが、
この時期になるといつも懐かしく思うクリスマスの思い出はたくさんあります。
特に子供時代、家族がアメリカのミシガン州に住んでいた時。
クリスマスがとても盛んだったので、私の両親もすごい頑張ってくれて、
(後になってからとても楽しかったと言っていました)
おかげさまで私はサンタさんを同学年の平均よりだいぶ長く信じていました。
また、いつもなぜか思い出すのがある年ロサンゼルスに住む
大仲良しの友達と過ごしたクリスマスのこと。
このように暖かく振り返られる思い出があることに幸せを感じます。

Much love,
Kaori

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Sammi Moe permalink
    December 26, 2011 1:47 am

    Merry Christmas dear girl! And the best of everything in 2012! And I also hope you had/have a delightful Channukkah!
    P.S. Glad you found your song and singer. Sounds like you are really having an adventure with life, and I am so happy to hear all about it. Makes me smile!
    Much love,
    Sammi

    • December 26, 2011 8:18 pm

      Merry Christmas to you too Sammi! You know when my family reminisces about our time in Michigan, you and Danielle inevitably come up in our conversation at some point!🙂 You guys are a vital part of our warm memories.

      I hope you and your family had a lovely Christmas and best wishes for the New Year!

      Love,
      Kaori

      • Sammi Moe permalink
        December 28, 2011 6:32 pm

        Oh, thank you! That is so nice to hear! I do hope at some point we will see you again. If you get to the US please call us! And if we get to the far corners of the earth we will look you up too. Life moves too quickly, and we seem to be busy all the time. Perhaps when we retire we will actually travel for pleasure. For now we are just getting these kids through school/college. Give our love to your family!
        Sammi

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