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A long and hazy week

September 14, 2012

Dusty leaves 1 | ほこりまみれの葉っぱ1, RICOH CX5

Dusty leaves 2 | ほこりまみれの葉っぱ2, RICOH CX5

Have you ever seen a pigeon lie on the ground on its stomach with its wings slightly spread out? I witnessed this for the first time today, two pigeons lying on a bed of leaves basked in sunlight. They looked relaxed and had this serenity about them, and I passed by as quietly as I could not to disrupt their peace. I never thought I would say this about pigeons, but they looked really beautiful.

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What a hazy, sluggish, long week it has been. Just when Yuval was starting to recover from his cold I got sick and ended up taking three days off, the most sick days I’ve taken in a row. That makes it sound like it was much worse than it really was, but all I had was a low but consistent fever that didn’t go down, not leaving me with much energy. Our mazgun (air conditioner) also decided to have its own meltdown around this time, making it feel like my fever took over our whole apartment. Even after the fever went away, I’ve had a hard time getting back to the normal pace of things for some reason.

With Rosh HaShana, the Jewish new year approaching this Sunday evening, the atmosphere is starting to feel festive. But not without hints of chaos and insanity that inevitably comes along with major holidays. Note to self: try avoid grocery shopping at least a week prior!!

I’m a bit surprised at how easy it was for me to let go of the daily blogging ritual once I decided to give up on it, but I hope to post more frequently going forward. I’ve missed this space and the interactions I have with you, my friends!

Have a wonderful weekend,

鳩が羽を少しだけ広げながら地面にお腹をくっつけて座る姿をみたことがありますか?
私は今日初めてみました。
雌鳩が二羽落ち葉の上にこのようにすわり、ひなたぼっこをしているのを。
とてもリラックスしているようにみえたので、静穏を阻害しないよう、
できるだけそ〜っと通り過ぎました。
今まで鳩を美しいと思ったことはありませんでしたが、今日の光景はとても印象的でした。

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今週はスローモーションのような、とても長く感じる一週間でした。
ユバルがやっと風邪から回復しだしたと思ったら今度は私がダウン。
初めて三日連続で風邪のために仕事を休みました。
こう書くとかなり重傷のように聞こえるかもしれませんが実際は微熱が常にあり
なかなか下がらなかっただけですが、それはそれなりにこたえました。
これと同時に私たちのマズガン(クーラー)も病気(?)になり
まるで私の熱がアパート全体に広がったかのようでした。
そして体が回復してもなかなか元のペースに戻れない自分がいます。

二日後の日曜日の夜はユダヤ教のお正月のイブ。雰囲気はだんだんお正月っぽくなってきました。
でも重大な祝日にはつきもののバタバタ感と狂気ももちろんあり、、、
今年勉強になったのは最低一週間前からはスーパーはできるだけ避けるべき!こと。

いったん毎日ブログ更新するのを諦めてからブログに向かう習慣が
あまりにもすんなり止まってしまったことにびっくりしているのですが、
今週は風邪もあったことだし(って言い訳か!)今後はもっと頻繁に更新したいと思います。

では素晴らしい週末を!

Much love,
Kaori

2 Comments leave one →
  1. September 17, 2012 10:16 pm

    Shana Tova Kaori! May you be blessed with joy, health and lots of exciting stories in your life (and get time to blog about it, at your own pace!) xx

    • September 18, 2012 8:33 am

      Shana Tova to you too blackbirde!! May you have a beautiful year filled with joy and adventure🙂

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