Purim (aka Jewish Halloween) is the most intriguing psychological experiment that takes place here every year.
Think about it, we all wear costumes and masks just to get free and bring our real selves to the world without filters and protections.
If we experience this liberation, joy and lightheartedness … Why isn’t every day Purim?!
I will leave the personal interpretation of filters and masks to each and every one of you, but it turns out that even with regard to fashion and design, most of us prefer our reality monotonous – yes / no, black / white.
A month ago, customs officials stopped me at the airport.
Four in the afternoon, as I happily walked along the green path, the customs officer yelled – ”You! Come here please. Put the suitcase in the x-ray machine".
I loaded the suitcase onto the conveyor belt and burst out laughing. It was clear to me that when I opened the case the officer would be instantly embarrassment.
"Tell me, what you have in the suitcase? Do you have any diamonds?" He asked, looking harshly at the screen.
"I'll show them to you right now", I said giggling, trying to hold back my uncontrollable laugh.
A New Year is at our doorstep and if we look back, there is no doubt that this past year was significant, exciting and very formative. I made some brave decisions, of which I have written in the past, I've accomplished quite a few dreams, but most of all I've lived some amazing experiences. I put my life on a new path, and now it's time to have the cruise control system continue at the same speed and adopt resolutions and goals for the new year.
If we adopt the forecast from the magazines, then it seems the upcoming Autumn is looking quite floral. When you think about it, there's something a little odd about choosing floral or bloom during a season that is mainly affiliated with fallen leaves and bare trees. But perhaps the very opposite is the whole point – from the "nothing" will grow the "something".
Many times in my life growth and renewal sprouted during periods that were gray and gloomy. The lack meaning and truth was really eating at me and didn't stop, until it became that powerful engine that drives change.
This year, during the holiday period, I decided to make the city my destination.
For a few months now I've been looking enviously at the tourists that decorate our city streets, during my lunchtime and on the way to work, and I promised myself that next time I'm gonna vacay in Tel Aviv!