To Do List

Posted by on December 4, 2011

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.

via A Year On | Adventures of a mom in the Middle East | Page 5.

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