Winter day in your bed
Your pure smile melts my heart
Your hands are closed so tight
Your breath is silent and sweet
Your peace fights all my demons and wins
You are my cure
The best thing that ever happened in my life
This is the first time I’m participating in the daily prompt. I really want to get back to blogging much more often, and these daily prompts seem to be just the motivation I need.
So I thought this one would be pretty hard – five items that I must have with me on a deserted island, however going through items in my mind made me realise this one is actually pretty easy.
I always take with me to wherever I go a pen and a notebook just in case I want to write down something – it can be something I want to remember, a quote or lyrics which I heard and loved, to do list or any other random though which I want to capture. So these are my two must have items.
Third item will probably be my iPod. Music on one hand reminds me of my past and on the other hand gives me hope. My music reminds me of special moments in my life – there are certain songs which remind me a specific event, like the song “Take this waltz” by Leonard Cohen, which for some reason always reminds me of my trip to Northern Italy and especially that special moment my then boyfriend (now husband) and I were on a boat in beautiful Venice. I love having my music with me, it kind of makes me feel home away from home wherever I go. This is definitely a must as well.
Last two are true necessities to survive – food and water. First three items will nurture my soul, but these two will nurture my body and keep my alive.
What are your five must-have items?
Happy Friday, enjoy this lovely rainy day.
So slowly and cautiously I’m trying to get back to blogging, as much as my baby girl allows me to. It’s not easy, but it’s fun when I find some spare time to do things I like for myself. So what’s better than getting back to the Weekly Photo Challenge? Especially when the theme is light!
We’re celebrating Hanukkah at the moment, also known as The Festival of Lights. It’s a really cheerful holiday, we light candles in the menorah every day for eight days together with family, sing holiday carols and eat donuts :) My kind of holiday.
So here is my humble contribution for this week’s challenge – our menorah in the fourth day of holiday. For all of you who celebrate this holiday – Happy Hanukkah, enjoy this magical time with your family and friends.
There’s a biblical proverb saying (rough translation from Hebrew):
He who hates gifts shall live
Growing up, I heard this phrase a lot, my father used to tell it to me all the time. I’ve always loved receiving gifts, ever since I was a little girl. It can be a card, sticker, chocolate bar or big gifts, I love them all. It’s that feeling that someone is thinking about you and wants to make you happy, it’s not really important what the gift is; it’s the fact that someone cared enough.
Now with the birth of baby panda we receive a lot of gifts from family, friends and colleagues. Even though these presents are not directly for me, I still find it extremely fun to receive them and I won’t lie, I want people to come and visit because I know we will receive beautiful gifts.
Is that normal? This biblical proverb has made me think about this. Am I too greedy for loving gifts so much? Perhaps I should be more humble and not expect all these gifts? I know that the meaning of this proverb is not literal, I do understand its meaning, but it still made me think about this issue.
What do you think?
It’s been a while since I wrote here. What can I say, I hardly have a spare moment now that baby panda arrived to the world. She’s such a blessing! Such a sweet, delicate, pure creature. I feel really lucky and blessed to have her.
So I finally found a few spare moments, and wrote this piece about my childhood home, the place I love the most in this world. I want to protect baby panda and give her everything she needs… this always takes me back to this house, my childhood home. I wish I could raise her there, wrap her and make sure nothing bad ever happens to her. I hope that one day when she’ll look back at her childhood, she’ll have the same sweet, joyful feeling I get when I look back at my childhood and this amazing home.
What you know and understand
The warm lilac colour of the walls
The smell of comfort
Everything is in its place
The photo on the wall
Remind me of the person I still want to be
Those hungry bright eyes
Everything about this place is so right
Our own microcosms
Just you and me
And everything I want to remain
Love, memories, hurt and fear
I’ll take them all and wrap them all together
I want to stay here forever
Away from the world
Be that child
Just you and me
What you know and understand
This home makes sense to me
Everything about it
Is all I ever want to be
This one’s for you my sweet baby girl.
Marina, a set on Flickr.
This morning we travelled to the beautiful marina of Herzliya.
The weather was hot, but not too hot, and the view was pretty awesome.
I hope you all are having a lovely Saturday :)
Slowly and cautiously you tear down my walls
Brick by brick
Fear by fear
You violate my silence
And unbalance my soul
You’re like —
An imaginary monster
A black cloud
On my bright blue skies
A piece of food
Stuck deep in my throat
W e a k