4.14.2009

Chol HaMoed Pesach in Rosh Pina

I went to Caesarea on Sunday, but didn't take any videos. Maybe I'll share some photos at some other time. It was beautiful, although the traffic getting there was pretty horrendous.

On Monday, I went to Tzfat and Rosh Pina with my parents. There is a great little stream and beautiful open, green space right outside Rosh Pina, where the images for this little film were taken. This one just under a minute, and a little less exciting than the Netanya one, but has more cool "Ken Burns" effects. Enjoy!

You can hear the stream in the background, and also the melodious tweeting of birds. Once again, I used iMovie to make it. I was wondering if there is some way to extend the lovely background from the movie parts to the stills, which are silent.



Before we went to Rosh Pina yesterday, we spent some time in Tzfat, visiting a friend of my parents' who was staying with her daughter, who is a year younger than I am and has four kids, the three youngest of whom are 4, 2, and 3 months old. She is also rather chareidi. (I felt kind of out of place wearing jeans and a t-shirt and sneakers, but nobody there seemed to mind.)

It is always somewhat shocking to me that if my life were different (very different), I could have four kids, too. I mean, I could have become chareidi and gotten married and had a succession of children. I can't imagine that I would have been happy that way, but who knows? Sometimes the idea of not having to make choices all of the time is quite appealing! Most of the time, though, I wouldn't exchange my present life, tumultuous and unfulfilling as it is at the moment, with one attached to four small, needy children. That is not to say that I don't, one day soon, want to be busy with small children, but I'm just glad that that, at 28, I didn't have four children.

1 comment:

talmudita said...

There is something so appealing about a life of simplicity. I know that chareidi life is not necessarily as simple as it seems from the outside, but I sometimes wish that I could enter into a purity and simplicity that I yearn for. I know that doesn't necessarily mean going along with things I don't believe in.