A Calm Storm

The blog of Sholeh Samadani Munion


I am in Haifa. It is wonderful. It has been so warm (compared to Chicago, I guess), nights are a little chillier.

Barely jetlagged (yay!), and I haven’t had time to really catch up on everything. My roommates are wonderful and have been really helpful.

Prayers, all the time. Surrounded by prayers. Everything is started with a prayer. It makes me so calm. I needed this.

These short, barely-sentences have been the way my mind has been working since I got here. I love this place, but I will need some time to get used to it all.

And now I leave you with this view, which I see every day. Do you see the Shrine of the Bab? 🙂


8 thoughts on “Arrival

  1. it’s a great “where’s waldo” pic.

    some ppl i know come back and say prayers all the time before beginning anything, and it’s interesting how it helps so much.

  2. I’m glad you made it okay AND are barely jet-lagged. That’s awesome 🙂 I’m happy you’re posting pictures, too, so we can see more of the Israel “everyday life.” I see a lot of pilgrimage pictures so it’s great to see daily shots.

  3. This is a spectacular view. It reminds me of staying in Evanston and getting to see the House of Worship peeking above the treeline from the hotel room.

    I’m excited for you. Too bad my computer skills aren’t what they wanted there or I’d be there already (and would not have gotten to meet you last July).

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