Exciting Times

The excitement in these parts knows no bounds. Pictures are all over Facebook. Schools are closed. Workplaces, too. News broadcasts are almost entirely about this.

“What happened?” you might ask.

“It’s snowing.”

“So what?”

“So what! This is Jerusalem. The whole city has closed down. People come from all over the country to see the city covered in white – if they can manage to get here. And you say, so what!”

Besides, how many people can say they’ve seen oranges growing in snow?

Oranges in snow


By Miriam Drori

Author, editor, attempter of this thing called life. Social anxiety warrior. Cultivating a Fuji, edition 3, a poignant, humorous and uplifting tale, published with Ocelot Press, January 2023.

4 replies on “Exciting Times”

I remember it snowed here Downunder on Christmas Day the year I turned thirteen. It was the first “proper” Christmas any of us experienced. We were living in a very small rural community and not even the oldest residents could remember it happening before. It was gone again by mid-afternoon but fun while it lasted.- although I am not sure the adults thought that!

It’s still thick on the ground here – the biggest snowstorm since the 1920s. And we were without electricity for 40.5 hours. So not all fun. But I’m glad to be back in the 21st century again. πŸ™‚

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