Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Hannukah & New Year

I hope you remembered Mel Brooks Hanukkah this year. Just finished watching High Anxiety and am full of holiday cheer!!

Birkenau main tracks
It has been a beautiful holiday season thus far. I just returned from a trip to Berlin and Krakow, two cities I never before visited. Unlike the typical holiday vacation, this one was filled with history. Serious, serious history. We spent half a day at the Checkpoint Charlie museum in Berlin, that details the separation of the city and those who tried to escape. In Krakow we toured the medieval old town, explored the archaeology museum, and visited Auschwitz-Birkenau. Dead winter: foggy, snowy, and silent. It was heavy and scary, but I am really glad I went. This season I am feeling extra grateful for my friends and loved ones, my extremely comfortable life, and bountiful opportunities. Hope everyone out there has a great new year!