Letters to Tuvia #126: Where am I, What day is it? (1-13-16)

Dear T.

I wish I could say I’m in the groove.  I’ve been trying to officially announce that my jet lag is over and maybe that will be true tomorrow but even though my first two days without much sleep felt like a breeze, I clearly hit the wall yesterday morning and mustered up every bit of energy I had to stick to the plan.  My eyes feel heavy and I’m off and I don’t think you had anything to do with it, so no, I’m not putting this on you and even though I’m not as exhilarated as I was on the first two days, I’m still feeling great joy in being back here, where we spent so much time walking in your past and creating our own particular present.

Yesterday with a slow start into the day,I was off to meet  Mendi and Edna at ToTo, a a very hip eating spot just behind the Tel Aviv Museum.  The foods was great,creative.  Wined and dined, it was  so good to be back with  such special friends who have a very special bond with us.  Looks like I’ll be visiting them next week at their place for an overnight.  I’m remembering our visit to see them and that even though you were never comfortable with overnights in homes of friends, I’ll bet you remember how great it was to be with them.

And that would have been enough for the day but I still had my family to see With time to kill, the taxi dropped me off across the street at a park at the river and I walked. I don’t think I’ve ever been there before. Even though  it was getting cold when night started to fall my head was clearing and by 5:30 as  Maya and the baby returned from the doctor’s,  Earis brought  Mika home   Mulick arrived to join his family, I got to see the new family in action with just enough time to give in to a power nap before dinner out with Rick and friends. On the ride back to Ami’s I was passing Sea Suites for the first time and enough there’s a lot of chaos on the sea side, our hotel never looked better and as I said good night to Ami and made my way upstairs to their guest bedroom with the bed made up for one, hmmm…

Everything is good but without you the pieces just don’t fit together.

Today was more restful, just here with Ami, Adi and the kids: a visit to the  TA market for fruits, veggies and a a late breakfast at an outdoor eatery that would not be high on your list.  We spent the afternoon and evening back in Yafo. I had time for ceramics shopping and keeping Adi company at her mom’s pop up. Dinner back with the kids and getting a feel for them in their Israeli lives.

I wonder what we would be talking about right now if the bed were made up for two and you were lying next to me keeping me warm and loved,

 

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Miss you T,

Bonnie S

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3 thoughts

  1. You sound a little tired as you said. Jet lag and days full of visiting make a tough mix I think. I like that you are getting to see so many special people, and hear that voice that must be there often, talking to Tuvia, wishing he could be there, too. Hugs in the good and the rough times, Bonnie.

  2. Now you are looking with your eyes and Tuvia’s. The outdoor eatery would not be his choice, but it would do for you. Your mind takes on both of your thinking as you visit family and friends. Hoping you beat the jet lag and enjoy your surroundings fully awake and present.

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