Tuesday, July 13, 2010
The building across the street from where I work is building, expanding, developing, constructing, everything possible to bring more tourists around to encourage them to spend more of their money. I give them credit....instead of the standard microcalligraphy and jewelry, most of which isn't produced in Tzfat, they have sculptures, herbal cosmetics and creams and a lot of Tzfat crafts with the craftspeople working right on site. So there's a lot of creativity there. But there's a little sadness, seeing my sleepy town turn into a Judaica Walmart.
Of course, I could just be jealous too, since I don't have an ounce of creativity in my bones. I'd love to actually produce something creative (other than the web-content articles that I endlessly write, with titles like "Water Parks in the Detroit Area", "California Labor Board Laws", "Government Requirements of On-Line Education" etc.
I'm not complaining, even though it's wearing to go home and churn out these articles every night after working for a full day, taking care of house, home, and fairly minimally (oh, for the days that I was a REAL hands-on mother), the children, and running my little B&B. It grinds me down a bit. On the other hand, $15 per article has slowly built up this year and I now have the money to make some needed repairs and renovations on the house this summer. So, no complaints.
On the up side, this afternoon I'm on my way to Tiberias for a date(!) And I have the use of my neighbor's car, so I'm not limited to the buses. Whee!
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