21 February 2006

Wondering about in Wanderment

Being in quite a funky frame, as is evinced by the previous post, and possessed with a chunk of free time, I took a trip out to the forest.

Thank God.

The hills are on fire with wildflowers - Fields of pink rakafot, red kolaniot, purple tormusim and wild mustard, along with daffy-dills and dandy-lions. I walked and climbed and got-caught-in-prickers. I said hello to great-grandfather olive trees and oaks that drop acorns that look like little hassidim in their streimels. I had a chance to dance around and talk to God and punch at the air and air out my thoughts and feelings and meditate a touch on how every little thing is from God.

I walked in with trouble and walked out with song.

Thank God.

Thank God.

5 comments:

Shoshana said...

I think I need to take a walk! Glad you are feeling better :)

WanderingStu said...

love me some flowers. especially Bat Ayin style. i need your email address. and another one of those giant, strong smiles you gave me yesterday

oishkapipik said...

If you get another chance to take a break I have to tell you about this place, its beautiful. People come from all over Israel to thie place called Givat Hathermasim. For some reason there is this hill that produces these beautiful purple flowers that only like to live right there. Its in the Emek Haelah valley not far from Beit Shemesh. Its a 20 minute hike to the top of the hill. Its really amazing!

'laizer said...

Shoshana - walking's good, but walking in Israel... ;)

Stu!!

Oishk' - are those little purple guys in bloom yet? I visited Givat Hatormusim a handful of years ago, and mean to return soon... I saw some purple flowers on this last hike, and thought they were tormusim, but now I think I might be wrong...they didn't have that characteristic multy-layered poppin-up thing that tormusim do...

Tell me if you're interested in a walk in the woods though, I plan to make a habit of it...

~ Sarah ~ said...

glad that you have found something that makes you feel better. it's so important :)