My heart is heavy tonight and I couldn't help but share some of my thoughts with you all. Our tiny country is once again at war with the neighbors. Not the kind of neighbors who play loud music or leave their garbage on the sidewalk, but rather neighbors whose soul intention is to wipe us, the Jewish people, off the face of the planet. Nice, huh?
And how does one even begin to comprehend war? I really don't have any answers.
All I know is that while I'm sitting at my computer writing posts about my little vacation in Barcelona, 30,000 soldiers are on call for duty, hundreds of thousands are spending the night in bomb shelters in southern Israel, and families are sitting shiva for three innocent souls lost today when a missile hit their home. A neighbor's son is on duty, a friend's brother is in the reserves and has been called, I see a mother's worried expression as I do my grocery shopping tonight, and I can't imagine how it must feel to send a son off to war.
And while I don't have answers, it occurs to me that just as an artist's work is very often a product of his environment, so too everything that I share with you here is certainly influenced by the constant turmoil that is a part of our lives here in Israel. So my friends, when you share with me the joys of creativity, motherhood and life as a Jewish woman, do take a moment to look beyond the washi tape and the tissue paper to really understand what it's all about.........bringing joy into the world in the face of evil. And that indeed could be an answer, or even a solution in itself, couldn't it?