Saturday, January 26, 2008

100 Days in Israel

Tomorrow is my 100th Day in Israel.

In 100 days I've seen so much and realized how much I love this place and how much I haven't yet seen.

I've seen factories, kibbutzim, cities, holy sites, archaeological digs, sunrises, sunsets, and so many other things. My blog could not appropriately contain all of these experiences. I know that I have tried, but only by being here with me could you understand the power this place has.

I'm reminded of a song by one of my favorite artists: John Mayer....

I'm writing you to
catch you up on places I've been
And you have this letter
you probably got excited, but there's nothing else inside it
didn't have a camera by my side this time
hoping I would see the world through both my eyes
maybe I will tell you all about it when I'm
in the mood to lose my way with words
TODAY skies are painted colors of a cowboy cliche'
And its strange how clouds that look like mountains in the sky
are next to mountains anyway
Didn't have a camera by my side this time
Hoping I would see the world through both my eyes
Maybe I will tell you all about it when I'm
in the mood to lose my way
but let me say
You should have seen that sunrise with your own eyes
it brought me back to life
You'll be with me next time I go outside
NO more 3x5's
I Guess you had to be there
I Guess you had to be with me
Today I finally overcame
tryin' to fit the world inside a picture frame
Maybe I will tell you all about it when I'm in the mood to
lose my way but let me say
You should have seen that sunrise with your own eyes
it brought me back to life
You'll be with me next time I go outside
no more 3x5's
just no more 3x5's

One day I hope you all get to experience Israel in some way....its truly an amazing place. No words can adequately describe it or its effects on a person, especially a Jewish person.

1 comment:

Phyllis Sommer said...

nice. it is a great place, isn't it. 17 days til we visit!

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