Friday, October 8, 2010

"Who makes up those manners rules, anyway?"

Read the Torah Portion: Genesis 6:9-11:32 - Noah
Five times a day, beginning at dawn here in Istanbul, a muezzin summon faithful Islams
"Hasten to Prayer!"
Yesterday, over lentil soup, we discussed
the polite way to eat it
with the over sized spoon we were given.
Mom always said,
"hold the spoon sideways."  

So my husband puts the entire spoon in his mouth and asks,   
"Who comes up with the manner rules, anyway?"  
Good question.

Competing voices in various languages come from every direction.

"Get into the ark" 
boomed in my head the morning of September 11, 2001.
The words burned in my heart.

Our prayers are for family & friends, and for continued safe travel.  Grateful prayers.  Requests for direction and wisdom.

Shalom to you. 
Thanks for reading!


  1. I am so excited to follow along on your journey!!

  2. Hi Jane and travel guy. Enjoy your journey. I'll check into the blog as I am able.