What is not frothy is where I am right now. I am seated on a huge private balcony overlooking the Sea of Galilee. I began the day grumbling about having to move hotels because of a large incoming pilgrim group. And it wasn’t until I came out here to read and write that I get it. Being out here is a gift. Drifting up from the streets I get the hum of Tiberias street life. I get the smell of its early spring fragrance, I get birds chirping their songs. Most importantly, I get the Sea of Galilee, where Jesus chose to work and live, glowing a timeless grey-blue in the not quite distance. There are palm trees and ancient walls. And then there is me perched above it all, an unexpectant seer.
What makes it all the more wonderful is that it was completely unlooked for. I didn’t even notice it for a while as I was content to grumble and grouse. Again, I am made aware of my need to stop trying to always be in control and to just let God take the reins. All that is left for me to do is to look up and smile with gladness.
I am 41 years old. I am currently living in New York and enjoying my life as a semi-retired teacher. Although I spend a most of my time in domestic tranquility it is my aim to take one major solo trip each year. My three most recent journeys are a pilgrimage through the Holy Land, a crazy month in Cambodia, and a return to India. Life is one gloriously unpredictable mess. My travels have taken me to many different places and I hope to experience and venture out to many more.
I have filled in many of the gaps between my 2000 graduation up until today. Well apart from the five years living in... full info