Dear Maggie,

I can't wait for you to come to Jerusalem.  Without you, my best friend forever, it is not the same.  David is busy, what else is knew?  He leaves early for the Hebrew University campus.  I told him not to wake me.  So far he has been good and slips out of the room, just opening the shutters as he leaves.  That's ok, because then the sun pours into the room and I can still just lie in bed. This is the first real break from Norwalk I've had in 25 years!  The last thing I need is to have to wake up at 7:00 like at home.  I want to doze and slowly let the sun wake me up as I snuggle under the delicious bedding.  This is some hotel!  I think the sheets must be expensive Egyptian cotton.  They feel so unbelievable against my skin.  And the window opens up onto a view that is amazing.  I can practically see people praying at the Wall.  


I went down to the Western Wall by myself yesterday and took this picture. 

Jerusalem Wall - Property of Dr Holstein  

It is beyond to see so many people of such different backgrounds coming here to pray.  I didn't actually go up to the Wall to pray.  I just stood there and watched all these women.  I wouldn't know what to say.  How do you touch a Wall and pray?  Where is the energy coming from?  Maybe I am missing a spiritual link? Maybe my mother forgot to teach me something?  I know I talk to God sometimes, and I have begged for help on occasion.  But this is different.  They seem so connected to what?  To Him? To something inside of themselves that I haven't found?  What do you think Maggie?  You know me best.  What do they have that I don't have?
 
I love you and can't wait for you to come here.  I'll take you to the Wall and you will see! Hurry and get your plane tickets.  Does Gary know you are coming?  I bet he will miss you.  Ah, new love.  It must be great.
 
Natalie

 

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