Blogger’s Favorites from Goody Two Shoes and Y. (Part 2 of 4)
Here is part 2 of 4 in our joint series in honor of our second year blogging together. Our 8 bloggers take a look back at their favorite blog posts from one another. In this post, we focus on our favorites from Goody Two Shoes, a British blogger married to a Palestinian Israeli and from Y., an American blogger married to a Jewish Israeli.
Favorites from Goody Two Shoes
I live in Jerusalem and try to live a better two-shoed life. I wear many different shoes and dislike stepping on chewing gum and dog poo. I like to play in the fallen leaves, but sometimes lurking beneath are sticky and smelly things causing messy situations. I skip down the straight and narrow path of life hoping the soles of my Two Shoes will not give way and cause my socks to get wet. It should be noted: I deal with life's stresses and living in a conflicted area through humour.
Abbsi and Bee: Goody Two Shoes is a Fool
Alice through the Looking Glass: Goody Two Shoes in the Storm Part 1 and Part 2
I.: Goody Two Shoes has a Cross Cultural Marriage Big Time
Q: Goody Two Shoes Gets a Funny Feeling
Tootsie Pop: Goody Two Shoes Considers where Home Is
Y.: Goody Two Shoes Encourages the Bloggers to Sweat it Out
Favorites from Y.
Y. represents why, or my search for answers to seemingly unanswerable questions in this place and in many situations. Why is the situation like this? What are the reasons? What can be done about it? I am an American married to an Israeli Messianic Jew and a mother. I came to Israel to study the conflict and quickly realized that this was where my life calling was to be despite how impossible the situation here seems. This land of contrasts continues to surprise, baffle and frustrate me and is so full of pain, yet I love it.
I continue to hope that the believing communities in this land will pursue peace rather than strife and that this will be a light to those around us. I hope that this blog will spark constructive discussions about how we can do this and give voice to ideas and perspectives we do not normally hear. Ultimately, I desire for healing for our societies and that my children would become adults in a very different reality than we have today.
Abbsi and Tootsie Pop: Normalization
Alice through the Looking Glass: Two Faced God? Part 1 and Part 2
Bee: In this Place
I. and Q.: Crawling and Dancing: A Portrait of Two Jerusalems
Goody Two Shoes: The Intifada and a Heart Torn on Two