Sunday, April 6, 2008
love thy neighbour
Two weeks ago our neighbour was killed in a car accident, it took me a while to reflect on it and write. Chemik was a kind, quiet man who gave us a hand with whatever he thought could be of help to us, be it cow dung, straw, tree branches, ropes, you name it. Sudden deaths are sometimes harder to accept, and yet somehow we have to believe that people who leave have somehow fulfilled their mission here among us, otherwise we could stay angry or sad forever. It brought back memories of people I loved and passed away and of how difficult it was at the time to accept.
I guess it is also a reminder of the fact that every moment is precious, that we should live in the present and enjoy as much as possible. It is also a reminder of how dangerous roads are in Israel (more people die on them every year than on wars or any other cause) and again to be present, especially when driving.
Here are some pictures of the Jezreel valley and Nahalal, the place that saw Chemik be born and pass away.