Sunday, September 09, 2012

Sometimes What Seems "Crazy" is Really the Most Sane

No doubt our family and many friends, even the Zionists, thought we were nuts when we boarded the Greek Line Annamarie barely two months after our wedding in 1970.  In some ways it was crazy.  We had no real idea what we would need for our life in Israel or how to pack.  We under-packed what we could take for free, in terms of the cubic feet, and we filled up the tiny stateroom (bunkbeds and the shaliach said we would get the honeymoon suite) with all sorts of unnecessary things that should have had been boxed in the hold.

Yes, we were two young and dumb kids, officially newlyweds off to a new and no doubt exciting life in the HolyLand.

Insane as it seemed then and reflecting on it now, it still seems crazy, it still was one of the wisest things we could ever have done.

So many people we know had the same dreams, and they are still dreaming far away.  The lucky ones have children and grandchildren here in Israel, so they visit, even when they can't afford it.

I blogged a bit of our story on Shiloh Musings.

Living in Shiloh puts us in the very center of Biblical topography and agriculture.

טז וְיֵשׁ-תִּקְוָה לְאַחֲרִיתֵךְ, נְאֻם-יְהוָה; וְשָׁבוּ בָנִים, לִגְבוּלָם. {ס} 16 And there is hope for thy future, saith the LORD; and thy children shall return to their own border. {S}
Jeremiah Chapter 31 יִרְמְיָהוּ

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