Although I knew WHEN I was booked to arrive in Paris, I never really stopped to think about when I was really going to start my adventure here... I am starting a New Year in a new city. Both the anticipation of welcoming a new year and the excitement of discovering a new city manifest those "fresh start" feelings and give room for self reflection. I feel very fortunate to have the two milestones meet. I will be attending services tomorrow morning at my new synagogue here in Paris. The Rabbi is from Oregon and conducts services in English, French, and Hebrew.
I wish you all the best for a healthy and happy new year. Buy some local apples and honey (tis the season, no coincidence there!) and take a dip.
Have a sweet year!