leona uchitelle

Time to call it quits

This will be my final entry for It's Never Too late. My purpose was to take Bob to Israel and to feel how it would be to perhaps make Aliyah with him. It was too late for Bob. He did enjoy himself. He liked our walks to the park. He liked the trips to the gracery store where he sat outside and I went past the security guy with my old lady cart and shopped .I never really knew what I was getting ,unless it was a fruit or a vegetable. Those are universal. An eggplant in Israel looks like an eggplant in Chicago or Venice. 

But the experiment of living in Israel just did not work. For one of us, there was no spark, no sense of adventure. I'm sad that it ended this way. I will end by saying that sometimes it is too late and I just have to accept that.

I own this site, so who knows, I may come back again. It is also said that you can't go home again. Maybe Israel isn't meant to be my home. We found Venice. Maybe this is where I was meant to be.

Sharon Napshin 20.03.2015 01:48

Your daily thoughts were always positive, sometimes humerous and made me think and remember. Leona, keep writing and we'll keep reading. With love and respect

Sharon Napshin 20.03.2015 01:46

...rename the blog and continue. Your musings, your thoughts were a positive start to my day. You don't have to be in Israel to bring sunshine to the world.

Sharon Napshin 20.03.2015 01:45

Leona, You wrote much, much more than a blog about making aliyah. You shared your thoughts and so many of them rang true to all of us. To be continued...

Bettye 19.03.2015 15:23

It has been a wonderful experience for us to follow your story and your dream. Your family of choice is happy you are staying here in Venice. Much love. KURGBS

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01.12 | 14:15

Safe travels. See you soon. sally

04.07 | 12:10

I read the last page first too. It’s a family curse.

22.05 | 12:38

so glad youre here mom!

29.08 | 17:45

Don't quite know how this got to me but it was on the top line of my computer (not in email) But I really enjoyed it. I truly admire you.