I wonder who lives at house number nine in the Cypriot village of Omidos. They have a lovely orange tree growing in their front yard just on the other side of this white brick fence. When my husband and I passed their little home just off the village square I had so many thoughts about them–trying to imagine what it would be like to be born in that hamlet and live my entire life in the womb of a small mountain town. I am sure that most of the villagers in these mountains have never seen the world as I have. There would be so many pluses and minuses to a life like that.
I am growing sentimental about leaving Cyprus soon–in about two weeks. Of course, I have other countries to look forward to seeing and more friends to enjoy in Israel and Ukraine. Still Cyprus is special and the people here will always hold a treasured spot in my heart.
Wherever we are or go there are broken lives to heal, and the amazing part is that we discover healing in our own lives as we reach out to others… That is just how it is with the love of God–when you spread it around it comes back.
We are following a meandering pathway through life with numerous twists and turns. It is one that takes us to different nations and various peoples. The journey makes me realize that my life is not my own. And I am so glad. I couldn’t have dreamed it this good!
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When you come to Israel, I hope that you will have some time to meander through Tel Aviv to enjoy and photograph the Old Bauhaus buildings. I have a book which lists some of the more significant ones that I can loan you. Wandering through Tel Aviv is a lot different from this village in Cyprus but a lot of fun at this time of year (weather is cool and wet). I had to go to Tel Aviv last night and I looked up a couple of these buildings. I think you will have fun doing so. Try to set aside some time. By the way, what kind of camera are you using? I have to get a new one for Leora who is leaving for Poland in about 2 weeks. I enjoy your “fushion” of photo and thought. Very nice. Looking forward to seeing you soon.
Meandering through Tel Aviv sounds lovely…
The camera I am using is a Nikon D80. I have a mega lens for distance and a great one for everyday. I love it. When I die, it will be strapped to my hands… ha!
We are so looking forward to being in Israel.
Glad you are taking a peek at the photo fusion. It is quite popular. It has been a learning curve, but we are enjoying it greatly.
Lots of love to Rittie and kids,
I’m not sure how I missed this post Bonnie. The photos are stunning! They made me think of my relatives in Italy who share similar Mediterranean colored houses and have also lived their entire lives on the island of Ischia.
I assume the island is Italian? Where is it located?