Friday, September 01, 2006

Me and the Crickets



The crickets outside are alive, screaming - bubbling with excitement.

It's as if they know how I feel.

My brothers words ring in my ears.

My plane was about to take off from Seattle.

He said, "It all starts now Mim. Every step you take, every breathe...It's all part of your Shlichus."

When my plane landed, all I could do was smile.

My touchdown was really a takeoff.

And I just had to smile at that.

This morning, I went jogging around my new neighborhood.

My brother was right.

Indeed, no step is the same.

This is all really amazing.

And I feel like the crickets here in Narberth Pennsylvania agree.

11 comments:

Nemo said...

If you've got time, go to the King of Prussia Mall. Once went there for Channukah and we gave out something like 30 Menorahs to all the young Israelis manning the booths. Tons of Mivtzoim and a huge/beautiful mall.

Pimplesoflife said...

hey mim!!
glad ur liking it!! i'm leaving tom iyh! im soo nervouse! anyway
have a great year and well be in touch ...
esther

the sabra said...

narberth is a cool word

ashreinu mah tov chelkeinu that we cannot be selfish jews

FrumGirl said...

How many times have I said this...? I LOVE your enthusiasm... :-)

Anonymous said...

mimi...been thinking of you!
wishing you strength,
your an inspiration
lots of love
eli

Mimi said...

Wow. Hi. Thank you everyone.

Ellliiiii...hi! Thanks for visiting the blog. Nu? What's your e-mail?! I have to come visit you (and rochelle apparently!) soon soon soon.

I miss Bais Chana.

Ahhh, life is good wherever though.

Talk t'ya soon dear.

rachey said...

hey mimi,
somehow found your blog..
how was the rest of your summer? hows your adorable sister mushky? i miss bais chana too!
i was in california for a week and saw shaina s,estee d., rachelle g, and gitti l. we had a great time together!
so how are you liking philly? i'll be leaving to new york in 6 days iy"h. Im also pretty nervous..all beg. are hard ya know.
well thinking of you, hope all is well!!

rachey said...

hey mimi,
somehow found your blog..
how was the rest of your summer? hows your adorable sister mushky? i miss bais chana too!
i was in california for a week and saw shaina s,estee d., rachelle g, and gitti l. we had a great time together!
so how are you liking philly? i'll be leaving to new york in 6 days iy"h. Im also pretty nervous..all beg. are hard ya know.
well thinking of you, hope all is well!!

rachey said...

hey mimi,
somehow found your blog..
how was the rest of your summer? hows your adorable sister mushky? i miss bais chana too!
i was in california for a week and saw shaina s,estee d., rachelle g, and gitti l. we had a great time together!
so how are you liking philly? i'll be leaving to new york in 6 days iy"h. Im also pretty nervous..all beg. are hard ya know.
well thinking of you, hope all is well!!

Hadassah said...

Hi Mim! Wow, what a surreal post. I know the sound you're talking about with the crickets. It's such a "build-up-to-something-untold" kind of sound. So cool you noticed that. (Reminds me of childhood, actually.)
SO SORRY I'm so bad at keeping in touch lately.... My "room" at the Eisenstien's looks like a hurricane hit. I'm on a plane Wednesday to my new apartment in Crown Heights! Woohoo! I'm so incredibly excited. I can't wait to talk to you, and talk about all the amazing things that are going on. (Did you stay in NJ and see R' Pasternak?)
Anywho, I'm off to pack s'more. Just thought I'd send my love your way. :o)
~Dassa

Raizel said...

Hi Mim,
Just checkin' in, I figured if I cant reach you on your phone I can for sure reach you at your blog =)
I told you before, but Mim, you are so in your element and I am so excited for you!