Sunday, September 18, 2011
Israeli "Sunday" State of Mind
You know you are not in Israel, when you don't have to start thinking of Sunday as a workday. As Saturday evening creeped along yesterday, I began thinking, "I got to get my lessons organized to prepare myself for the energy of Sunday..." Then I stopped myself silly...
"Wait, this is one of the great perks of living in the States." You get an EXTRA day to sink into the energy of the weekend. While I was teaching in Israel and a Jewish holiday would happen to fall on a Sunday, I would immediately think, "This is the "holy" weekend that I miss.
Shabbat in Israel, which begins on sundown on Friday and ends on sundown on Saturday, goes in and out with the flash of light.
Having an extra day really does the soul an extra ounce of good. Sundays in the States are...
so you can
You can be:
But truthfully, it's been a journey to find myself with "Sunday energy" ever since returning to live in the States in 2007.
Daddy usually works on a Sunday and it's time for me to catch-up on a lot of writing projects and time to spend with my son. But it's a different kind of energy. I prefer this energy truthfully.
After meditating earlier this morning, I had to make a wonderfully bureaucratic call to Israel for a pending issue and the skype call I have scheduled with my folks in Israel and our upcoming visit to NYC for Rosh Hashana put me in a Israeli "Sunday" state of mind.
That's when I dipped into the energies of Sundays past...
walking through Bryant park after eating Sunday Israeli brunches at my father's apartment right across
doing the NYT crossword puzzle,
bagels, lox and cream cheese.
Well,this Jewish/Israeli can have it all... right?
I prefer the laziness of the American Sunday, but just for now, I'll settle with the energy of writing about all this past energy vicariously.
My son however, has a Sunday energy that's all his own...but, that's another story....