Archive for January, 2006

Nervous wreck, anyone?


If it couldn’t get any more uncomfortable. Today is my brother Lahav’s 16th birthday, and this morning my grandfather passed away.

January.


It’s been a bizarre two weeks, full of mood swings, ups n’ downs, things that made me the saddest little girl, things that brought me immense happiness. And at the end of it, when all settles down just for a moment, the only reaction the body can have is to numb itself out when you close your eyes.

A week and a half ago, my grandmother’s sister passed away in her sleep. Her only remaining piece of the nuclear family she had that managed to get out of the gates of Auschwitz alive along with her. She died peacefully, so I was told, and did not suffer. Her funeral was the first funeral I had ever attended, despite having two young men who shared my year in school being buried in the same cemetary.

That night at 11pm, Benny was killed in a car accident. He lost control of his vehicle and went straight into a pole. Benny was 28. I liked Benny very much. He was a good friend of my boss, and used to visit us at the office almost every day, since he lived on the top floor of the building. I was always very happy to see him, we always joked around together (the only one in the vicinity of the office who could understand my English jokes, having been raised in Australia), I used to call him “Stinkboy”. His dog Joe and Charlie are best friends. Benny, I’m going to miss you.

That weekend my darling came to see me, and he saved me from nearly breaking in two. Yesterday we finalized the plane tickets for my planned departure. It will be the morning of the 13th of March.

Between all of this I am going through all my belongings, sorting through, seeing what gets thrown into the bucket and what qualifies for a few more years of graceful existence. And above all – what will eventually get packed into the suitcase. Who knew I had so much trash lying around? My mother, probably. In addition, our office has found itself in kind of a “work or die” status, working on a project which will probably be over in the year 2010, even though the deadline was last Sunday.

I want to drive back to the airport and wait for my darling to come back.

First digital drawing on canvas


I sent Red Demon off to be printed on canvas last week for me to take to Germany in March, and I finally went to pick it up on Friday before language class. Here it is:

It ended up being horrendeously expensive, but was worth every Shekel. The texture of the canvas really compliments the image, and I’ll be proud to see it hung on the wall.

Let There be Light


Word to you New Yorkers


Jonathan LeVine Gallery
529 W. 20th Street, 9E
New York, NY

Ray Caesar:
Sweet Victory
Project Room
Solo Exhibit
Jan 7 thru Feb 4, 2006
Opening reception – Saturday, January 7th, 6pm-9pm

You really want to be there.

Happy New Year, hippies!


‘Tis the season to be jolly, fa la la la la, la la la *cough*!

I’d like to wish each and every one of you a wonderful 2006! May your year be adventurous, full of joy and surprises, and may your dreams come true!

Your friendly neighborhood she-geek,
Liron

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