September 29, 2005

Spilling the beans where my silence is concerned

Yesterday afternoon, as I sat with a friend during a break at university, she suddenly said: I've been visiting your website repeatedly, but you never write anything anymore. Are you suffering from writer's block?
The truth is that writer's block is the last thing that I am experiencing right now. Infact, I am feeling more inspired and happier than I can remember ever having felt before. But the reasons for my newfound happiness is indeed what is taking up all my extra time, including that which would normally (or at least sometimes) have been spent on blogging.
Well flashing a secret is a bad habit, so I better just spill the beans!
The fact of the matter is, that the impossible has occured in my life on this isolated little island in the Arctic.
You see.. One afternoon at work, not too long ago, I was experiencing another gray, eventless day in Reykjavik. Then for some miracle of a reason, the sweetest person I've ever known happened to roam into my shop. This person happened to be an Israeli, who had somehow found himself lost "here in this desert", as he likes to call Iceland. And well, my life hasn't been the same since.
It is quite the coincidence that I should find this guy. He once told me how his co workers like to tell the joke about how "there are three Jews in Iceland: Bobby Fischer, the president's wife, and him".
So I guess I'm in love. How weird is that?

Posted by Maria at September 29, 2005 01:56 PM | TrackBacks
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I'm so happy for you, darling! :-) :-) On other circumstances I wouldn't call it "the impossible", but in Iceland... I have to agree that this is some kind of a miracle.

I'm quite curious to know more about this guy, but of course I'm not pushing you to write more frequently. Some things are more important than writing.

(Oh yeah I've been to Italy and will have some pictures in a while.)

Posted by: Orly at September 29, 2005 02:12 PM Permalink

Italy.. great, can't wait to see the pictures! How was it?

Posted by: Maria at September 29, 2005 03:15 PM Permalink

FANTASTIC (try to say it in an Italian accent). I had a tour of the cities in the north with my mom and then met my "virtual" friend Ruggero, if you remember him. He and his wife (Maria) are amaizngly nice and they took me on a wonderful trip in the mountains and sea. Anyway, I'll let you know when I post the albums.

Posted by: Orly at September 29, 2005 04:20 PM Permalink

Can't wait

Posted by: Maria at September 29, 2005 04:45 PM Permalink

This is great news, Maria! Stick to the guy like a leech! (Does he have curly hair? ;) )

Orly, I had a great tour of Rome back in 1988. I was on Inter-rail with a friend of mine, and when we came to Rome we visited a very nice girl, Ariela. Both her parents were architects, so she new everything about every piece of stone in the city :) I think she's working at the Hebrew University now.

But I prefer Firenze.

Posted by: Torbjörn Karfunkel at September 29, 2005 06:43 PM Permalink

Wow! I knew something was up when you posted a comment on my blog consisting of just a ":)" Normally, I have come to expect a funny or sarcastic comment from you! But I guess that's what love will do to a person :)

Does this mean u may end up in Israel after all?

Posted by: Dave at September 29, 2005 09:32 PM Permalink

How inspiring and lovely! Life is indeed full of wonders. Very best wishes and happiness to you.

Posted by: Alice (Texas) at September 29, 2005 09:40 PM Permalink

That's great. Really nice. Hope it works out.

Posted by: David Boxenhorn at September 29, 2005 10:17 PM Permalink

Torbjörn: Well he doesn't have curly hair. But that's not a requirement! Oh and he reads my blog by the way :p

Dave: That particular post actually made me laugh my butt off, like so much that you write. I hope I will end up in Israel regardless.

Alice & David: so sweet, thanks

Posted by: Maria at September 30, 2005 12:02 AM Permalink

Mazel Tov!
This may be jumping the gun, but best wishes from Canada.

Keep us posted, but please, not too many details!


Posted by: Harry at September 30, 2005 01:41 AM Permalink

I am happy you are happy.
Best wishes.

Posted by: Assaf at September 30, 2005 02:38 AM Permalink

I can't believe you didn't tell me! I'm so happy for you, darling. Enjoy the joy. (and send me a photo, pronto!)

Posted by: Lisa at October 1, 2005 06:52 PM Permalink

This is the other Alice- grinning enormously. How awesome! Little Jacob Lars Jonsson sends his warmest regards and a heart-melting 'coo'. As do I. May you have a new year jammed with blessings. Gotta go feed him!

Posted by: Alice at October 2, 2005 12:30 AM Permalink

Droppint by to wish you and the lucky guy a very happy and sweet new year. And to everyone who reads this: Shana Tova, peace, health and happiness.


Posted by: Orly at October 3, 2005 02:36 PM Permalink

Dropping by to wish you and the lucky guy a very happy and sweet new year. And to everyone who reads this: Shana Tova, peace, health and happiness.


Posted by: Orly at October 3, 2005 02:37 PM Permalink

Harry: Don't worry ;)

Assaf: Thanks

Lisa: I actually tried to mail you, but the e-mail was returned to me!

Alice: I love you!

Orly: shana tova :)

Posted by: Maria at October 4, 2005 01:20 PM Permalink