Photo: Tay Green
How can I live in Jerusalem?
Don't get me wrong. I love Jerusalem. I can't live without Jerusalem. I just can't live in it. Today I want to walk down ordinary streets with trees and light - nothing more than 100 years old.
Once I did live there - it was wonderful!
They say there is childhood or a Jerusalem childhood - and THAT'S what my children had! I remember their haircuts for 11 shekels in Ushiskin; the queue round the block at Angel's bakery after Pesach; the mifletzet, the falafel, Ritchie’s Pizza, the snow, the spirit....
Everything! The sukkah that tipped over, our dog Jumpy that came for a night but stayed 15 years, the friends, the enemies. All good. But enough!
Jerusalem. The city has a million faces. I'm drained with its intensity. Every step takes me to something big when now I just want to be. Quiet.