From a well-written, thoughtful, insightful blog writer about a sabbatical year in Jerusalem with her family.
This “to do” list is daunting and also satisfying, and indeed has occupied me for several months now. Yet the more things I cross off my list, the more haunted I am by its superficiality. A more emotionally honest “to do” list would contain items like: educate children and self for major cross-cultural adjustment. Prepare for loneliness, alienation and exhilaration. Practice acts of flexibility and personal re-invention. It’s no wonder we prefer instead to write: Pick up prescriptions. Buy sun hats. Get pedicure.