Tuesday, July 27, 2010

I just made a new friend, Jaime. He's Columbia's resident didjeridu (didgeridoo? According to wikipedia it can be spelled either way) aficionado. He makes them, plays them, and gives lessons. He invited me to come to a free session on Sunday at the park to learn and told me even if I didn't want to actually play it, he teaches good breathing techniques that are useful for meditation. He has a cute poodle named Zombie. I'm pretty sure Jaime is homeless. I think this is the start of a wonderful friendship.

Thursday, July 8, 2010


Facebook is convinced that I'm Jewish. It started innocently enough with an advertisement for http://www.theshiksa.com/ (which I actually really enjoyed, and read regularly). However, within the past couple of weeks, I have been bombarded by a number of Jewish foundations telling me how to find my ancestors and offering heritage tours (not unlike Everything is Illuminated). I'm not quite sure where Facebook got this notion, and to be honest it's strange because I'm not Jewish.

Honeslty, though, I think Facebook can just read my soul. Because here's the thing: wish I was Jewish.

I guess it's not actually that I want to convert to Judaism or anything, but I wish I was a part of a bigger culture, clan even. Within the past few years I realized that I want more traditions and I guess the Jewish people are just a good example of tradition (thank you, The Fiddler on the Roof, for that delightful pun).

It's kind of a restless feeling I suppose, but I just want to feel connected.