Friday, June 30, 2006

 

Kenayna HaRa

I just got back from a trip with a national Jewish organisation from the States. Despite the size of the organisation the group was small. Very sweet though. Around half way through a trip, I know things are going well, when the participants start arguing over who I will stay with when I come to visit America.

One of the participants in the group was 90 years old. He was incredible, as he gamely walked around Masada for two hours, rode the jeeps and climbed the innumerable steps of Safed. He wasn't even the slowest person in the group. He told me all about how on his last trip he met a woman and took her back with him to the US. He was looking for a new one this trip. It did get a little embarrassing at Yad LaKashish (Lifeline for the Elderly) when he was older than all the people there.

I hope I have even a fraction of his energy at his age.

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