Experience with me all this city's joys,
People chattering in all different tongues,
Fragrant blooms before it's spring,
Music soaring on the wings of the wind.
Experience the noise of city life,
Impatient horns, people hurrying home,
Shoppers getting food before Shabbat,
Jaffa Street train coming and going.
Experience old arches and old doors,
Ancient building left empty, dark, and still,
New buildings rising from the dust,
A city on a hill.
Experience the quiet voices of the past,
Stories centuries old, told and retold.
Christ did come.
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We stand at the top of the hill
Children smiling, laughing in glee.
We lie down in the grass,
And we push ourselves away.
We roll down the hill,
It's easiest that way and it's fun.
And we laugh and stand back up,
And we let out a happy sigh.
We climb back to the top of the hill,
Only a little out of breath.
But we get to the top,
And smile and do it again.
We roll down the hill,
In happy laughter again.
This fun is repeated,
Over and over, rolling, rolling, rolling.
We roll and climb and roll and climb,
Laughing all the way.
We don't mind the grass stains,
We don't mind a little bit of dirt.
We just think it's the best of fun,
To roll down a hill. And it is.
Until we are grown
And fun isn't quite the same.
And a little bit of dirt,
Becomes too dirty.
The laughter is laughed
About things not so funny.
And sometimes we don't laugh at all,
Because we forgot how to have fun.
But then we stare at the children
And their rolling down the hill.
And we remember,
The days when we did the same.
And we laugh with the children
Because they are rolling down a hill.
It's been a little while since I have last written here.
January wasn't too eventful. I read, I wrote, I went places, I cooked, I baked, and I visited with friends.
I read 8 books this month, my favorite being Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie. It was the first time of reading one of her books and I thoroughly enjoyed it and would definitely recommend. Any one have a favorite of hers? I would love to read more by her.
We went to the Negev Desert and the Temple Mount. The first was cold and the second was even colder.
I have been volunteering for an organization, helping do what I do best. Assisting with meal prep. I volunteer two times a week and it really has been a lot of fun. It has been a great way to get me out of the house a little more. It has also opened the door for me to get to know some really sweet people. I have also been getting some new ideas for meals to make for Tyler and I. Coming up with meal ideas that are cheap and wholesome is always the hardest for me. Unless I make the same thing every day, but that starts getting boring after a while. So having the experience of cooking with others has given me a bit of inspiration for my own kitchen.
Yes, I am still writing and editing and writing and editing some more. I started a new story this month because I had an idea and started writing the idea down. But then I couldn't resist starting the story itself. I don't know if it will turn into a full novel or not, but kind of just seeing where it takes me.
If you get my Newsletter than you should be hearing more about January before long and if you aren't signed up for my Newsletter than, what are you waiting for!!! Go sign up now!
What is your favorite thing that you have cooked or baked recently? What is your favorite book you have read in the last month? What has your month looked like? Highs? Lows?
*P.S. The above picture is completely random and yet it is also so adorable (at least in my opinion). I couldn't resist using it!