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If you had to describe your day as a traffic sign, what would it be?
It’s got to be the exclamation mark ‘ ! ‘, because I’m constantly astounded by everything that happens. Not just in my life but all over the world.
Is your hair short (total neck and ear showing), medium (covering ears and neck), long (below shoulders), extra long (at least halfway down your back) or bald?
Long, straggly & starting to gray.
When you are with your friends, do your interactions include much touching—for example, hugging, kissing, rough housing, rubbing backs? Would you like to have more of this? (Note: the answers may vary depending on where you live on this wonderful planet.)
Most of my friends are scattered around different countries & so reunions tend to be quite touchy-feely. I love a good hug & so do most of my mates. In England it is quite normal to hug & kiss on arrival & departure.
Many of my friends are into Reiki or massage or some other boundary breaking practice & so back-rubbing, foot-rubbing etc. is quite common too.
Here in Israel things are a bit different. Some folks are very accessible & some aren’t. For instance religious people don’t touch anyone of the opposite sex,(except their parents, spouse & offspring,) not even a handshake or a seat shared on the bus. Others are very open to physical contact.
I’ve made a few mistakes including hugging one of my husbands friends & planting a huge kiss on his cheek when we met. He wasn’t offended at all, fortunately, but I wouldn’t do it again now that I know.
I think I’ve become somewhat more inhibited since living here, because I’m never sure how to be around people, which is a shame because generally I just like to be a simple, loving, open person.
What do you feel is the most enjoyable way to spend $100?
Taking my grandsons out for the day. Somewhere like the zoo, where I can watch the joy on their faces as they see all the wonderful diversity of life on the planet.
Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?
Finding an outdoor art gallery just a few blocks from our house.
It’s a network of alleys decorated with a huge collection of art.
You just follow the signs & enjoy.
Looking forward to:
Time off work for Pesach.
We will visit my mother-in-law & read the Hagadah, the story of the Israelites escape from Egypt.
Then we will celebrate with a feast, songs, wine & much merriment.