With deep gratitude and special thanks to:
Natalie; Moshe; Tamir and Maya and their beautiful children;
Eliezer and Noa and their gorgeous tribe; Francoise; Shlomi & Einat;
my teacher Issac, his wife, Dvorah & their family; Miriam & Aaron; Alon;
Miriam & David; Oren & Rinata; Dan; and the countless others
who made every breath on this journey magical!
Because today is my final day in Israel, a 2+ month adventure coming to an end with a return already planned, so it is that even as another begins, yesterday morning I promised myself to write and post the Dia.BLOG.ue at midnight in order to have the freedom to focus my remaining hours with my family of the heart. After celebrating an amazing 5-hour dialogue and a delicious dinner with friends as we found and followed “the red thread” that links the ancient mysteries left by Abraham, Kabbalistic knowledge, and modern science, I returned to my home-away-from-home —Toda robah Eliran and Dafne— where I sat down to pause and reflect on what my heart wanted to share.
Instantly, I found myself time travelling to the spring of 1996 and the island of Maui! Without missing a beat, my heart skipped and jumped for joy as I stood on the beach front lanai where I spent two months writing my first book, this sojourn the generous gift of a friend. The brine of the sea was overwhelming, was as real as the breeze touching my face as I gazed across Maui’s sandy beaches towards the crescent island of Molokini where countless days were spent snorkelling and diving with my Dad. As my inner eyes looked to the left, time slipped and Makena Bay came into view and images came to mind reminding me of the summer day in 1977 when we scattered his ashes in the sea.
Thank you so much for following and participating in this dialogue. I am deeply grateful for your passing it on to friends and family you feel will find it meaningful.
P.S. And as my apologies for the typos and spelling errors that always seem be found after posting no matter how many times I ‘proof’ my thoughts! More than one friend has generously offered to proof for me, but time zone differences make this all but impossible 🙂