very powerful. please read the entire essay. tw for abuse and assault against women with disabilities.
and some days I don’t miss my family
and some days I do
some days I think I’d feel better if I tried harder
most days I know it’s not true
i don’t consider myself a very religious person, but every time i go to the kotel (aka, the western wall which is the most holy site for jews), i get really emotional about the notes that people leave in the wall. it’s customary to leave a note or a prayer at the wall (i left my esther bracelet at the wall during taglit), and just seeing the hundreds of notes that people have wedged into this 3,000 year old wall is an incredible and spiritual experience for me. despite the conflict, despite the recent kidnapping, and despite the religious vs secular war in israel, i truly believe in humanity and the state of israel.
reunited. (shout out to @allonsyarielle for bringing an esther bracelet all the way to israel for me) (at פארק טדי - Teddy Park)