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Falafel and Citrus Juice


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Ramla Market Wisdom: Full Plates and Fiery Hearts

The aromas of cumin and tahini cling to the air as you emerge from the bustling Ramla market onto Herzl Street. A Wednesday lunchtime, and the falafel stand, a timeless landmark, is thrumming with life. You join the queue behind a soldier, her braid swaying with each impatient tap of her boot. "What can I get for you?" the vendor asks. "Half," she replies, her voice clipped.

Suddenly, a scarlet vision steps forward. A woman with hair the color of sunset turns to the soldier, her eyes blazing. "Half? Why settle for crumbs, my dear? Life's a banquet, not a cafeteria leftover! Fill your plate, savor every bite, and don't you dare stop until your heart sings with satisfaction. Half measures leave you hungry, yearning for what could have been."

Her words hang in the air, a fiery challenge. But the soldier, all military efficiency, cuts through the theatrics. "One and a half, please," she says, a hint of a smile on her lips.

Ramla market, a microcosm of life, reminds us that this year, we choose wholeness. No more nibbling at the edges, fearing to take up space. We dive headfirst into the feast, embracing possibilities with open arms.

Gibran Khalil Gibran, a kindred spirit who understood the dance of living fully, whispers his wisdom: "Do not love half lovers," he urges. "Do not settle for half measures in any facet of life, for they leave you hollow and unfulfilled."

Half smiles, half dreams, half-hearted efforts – ghosts of experiences, whispers of what could have been. We crave the symphony, the vibrant tapestry woven with threads of passion, commitment, and a relentless pursuit of joy.

Let this be the year we enter the fullness of who we are. We raise our voices, unafraid to speak our truth. We extend our hands, open to connection and growth. We feast on life's experiences, savoring every morsel, every laugh, every tear.

To live halfway is to exist in a perpetual state of becoming, forever chasing a horizon that recedes with each step. This year, we claim our birthright: a life lived boldly, a heart that beats to the rhythm of its wild desire.

So, take a deep breath, dear reader. Let the fire of the falafel vendor's spices, the soldier's unwavering resolve, and Gibran's timeless words ignite your spirit. Step into the market of life, and remember: there's always room for one more at the table of abundance.

Now, go forth and claim your feast!

Gibran's poem, a powerful manifesto for living fully, is attached for download.

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Do not love half lovers Do not entertain half friends Do not indulge in works of the half talented Do not live half a life and do not die a half death If you choose silence, then be silent ... Half a life is a life you didn't live, A word you have not said A smile you postponed A love you have not had A friendship you did not know To reach and not arrive Work and not work Attend only to be absent What makes you a stranger to them closest to you and they strangers to you The Half is a mere moment of inability but you are able for you are not half a being You are a whole that exists to live a life not half a life Gibran Khalil Gibran

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