Monday, September 24, 2007

Monday Meme

A fun Monday meme, found at Curious as a Cat. Thanks to Skittles for recommending this one! Here goes...

1) When was the best time, or what was the best experience, you've had with a sibling?

For rabbinical school, I had to live in Israel for a year. Lindsay, my sister, came to live with me for one month during my stay. She and I did many wonderful touristy things while she was there, but one stands out the most: we decided to climb Masada. Most people go before sunrise, while the desert is still cool, and reach the top as the sun comes up. For some reason, we decided to go in the afternoon. In the desert. In the salty air near the dead sea. Oy. It took us two hours to reach the top, and we thought we were going to die a number of times on the way up. The miraculous thing? It looked like it was going to rain the whole time, but didn't begin until the EXACT MOMENT that we reached the top. Wow.

2) When do you feel the loneliest?

I have a big family - there are six of us altogether (four kids). I am used to having someone around to talk with at any given time. However, sometimes, everyone else is busy, and all I get is voice mail for each phone call. That is when I feel the loneliest - no one in the whole family to talk to...

3) If a one-year period of your diary were to be published with your name attached, what year would you prefer?

Hmmmm.... funny thing is, I have always kinda figured that my diaries would be published one day. Guess that is why I love blogging so much. :) But, if I had to pick a year, it would be 7th grade - I was terribly depressed, and really had such a terrible, angst-ridden year. I would want to publish the entries, poetry, and reflections to show that, well, look where I am today. I would want to say, "One day, it is going to be okay. It may not be soon, but, I promise, it won't always feel this bad."

4) What has been the biggest accomplishment of your life (so far)?

Definitely becoming a rabbi. Oy - it was five years AFTER college, and encompassed some of the most difficult, painful years of my life. There are many times that I probably should have taken a year off, but, somehow, I made it through. I love being a rabbi, and am so proud of it.

5) Show and Tell. What comes to mind first when you see this picture? Or, tell a story if it reminds you of one.

I look at these bookshelves and think, "There is so much room left for more books! My shelves, both at home and at my office, are overflowing with books, and all I want are more books! I am certainly a bibliophile, with a great craving for more additions to my personal library.


Cat. said...

I'm envious: you've climbed Masada. And now I know that I should do it soon (sounds like a real workout) and when the sun isn't up!

The bookshelves in the photo are indeed full now; that's an old photo!

Thanks for playing.

Skittles said...

Thanks for the linky love and I'm glad you like that meme too. I've done it a couple weeks in a row now.

I couldn't remember if you were particiating in the Bloggers Unite thing today. Mine is up.