I spotted this huge pile of video tapes in the dumpster outside my building on campus today. I wonder what they have to do with life sciences.
The day has come. ‘Once more with feeling’ with good company and the best fries ever.
The upper one was spotted on Yaffo st.
The lower one, which I won’t translate to English because I found that I can’t do it justice (You’re welcome to, if you find a good way), was on Shimon Ben Shatakh st.
My Art Assignment #13 - Sorted books [The assignment]
'Over the depth from the past'
'The zionist idea'
'A new heart and a new spirit'
'people and actions'
'The book of Jewish imagination'
'The new Israelis'
I was really excited about this one.
The first library I thought of was my grandfathers library. My grandfather was a really big influence on me,and his library was the one that filled me with love for books and for knowledge.
He was a holocaust survivor who did ‘Aliyah’ (moved to Israel), and here he continued to be an educator in a kibbutz, becoming a headmaster of a boarding school and educating hundreds of students from all over the world who came to Israel when it first became a country.
In his later life, he kept educating students to imaginative thinking by telling stories to all the grandchildren’s classes every Friday.
Today, 7 years after he passed, his library holds only about 40% of the books it had when he was alive, a lot of them in Polish or Yiddish. But there were enough left in Hebrew to allow me to get a picture of him through them.
I knew I’d made the right choice of books when I opened one, ‘The book of Jewish imagination’. The book was filled with papers with his handwriting and typewriter papers, with stories and limericks and just general thoughts, so I struck gold on a book that he used pretty often, which is fitting, because he was the most imaginative person I ever got to know.
Thank you, The Art Assignment, for making me find this treasure :)
Sometime there is street art in Ness-Ziona, too.
Tonight was ‘Nekudat maga’ (Contact point) - a nightly even in the Israel museum that happens every summer.
There was a guy artistically sewing in the ‘Dress code’ exhibition, an auction for items behind glorious works of art, such as painting hangers and gloves and faxes (which was absolutely the best thing this year), a lying-down concert by Eija-Liisa Ahtila’s ‘Horizontal’, the traditional earphone party near the Anish Kapoor sculpture, talks about different exhibitions (like Richard Avedon: Family Affairs, pictured), couples recreating Rodin’s ’The kiss’ and so much more. It was so fun and interesting!
Despite it being over 30 degrees Celsius outside, I spent the day freezing in the cold room at the lab with this cardigan and hoodie and also another fleece. Purifying proteins is hard you guys.
I had the day off today, the first one in a while. So I used it to do so many adulthood stuff - signing a new apartment contract, and using this huge binder of adulthood that I have, putting into order my pension and other boring money stuff. It literally took all day.
I’ve spotted this astronaut weeks ago, but I couldn’t stop to take a picture, and I’ve been looking for it ever since. Today I found it! Just off Yoel Moishe Salomon st.
The lower one is on Hillel st.
Today I came back to Jerusalem in the morning, but then in the afternoon remembered that I forgot to sign my parents on an apartment thing I need for this week, so I took a bus back home, and then back to Jerusalem again the same night. All in all I took 7 buses today. That was not fun.