Tel Aviv Diary - September 1, 2009- - Karen Alkalay-Gut

Tel Aviv Diary - September 1, 2009 Karen Alkalay-Gut

September 1, 2009

This is just to say
I am still here
but am preoccupied with love, nature, memories, anticipations, etc. America sometimes does that to me, especially if i leave NYC. I'll be back to the grind soon as your faithful reporter of Tel Aviv Living, but here are a few notes to fill in the gap:

1. I still believe in Obama, and I believe many Israelis agree, despite what the press may be saying
2. Melatonin makes life on both sides of the Atlantic possible
3. We attended the best wedding ever - a united family effort to make it happen right made it happen.
4. An open water tap is one of the greatest luxuries in the world. 5. I wish I could take life like a New Englander - it may be hard, but it seems so much more simple.

Although I never re-read my entries I have the feeling I have become simple-minded here. No one has asked me a question with an impossible answer for a whole week. No one has shown me an impossible situation. This is probably because I am on the outside looking in, but also because where I come from all questions are impossible to answer ultimately.

September 3, 2009

I'm doing the best I can, but am not functioning as an Israeli in New York. I'm not shopping up a storm, even though the relative prices make it incredibly attractive. I'm not even doing more than the usual route of museums, even though there's so much to see. The best exhibit I've seen was in MassMoCA of Guy Ben Ner.

Here's a link to one of my favorites: "Stealing Beauty". So funny, so profound, so relevant on political, economic, aesthetic, and romantic levels.

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