I sat with some Israeli guys for most of the journey they taught me this popular Israeli song. I wrote it down in my own phonetics, with their clumsy translation…which would probably make any Israeli translator laugh!
Ye shev a rak a dir. (I am sitting here…)
Regel boi a gel sham.(One leg here, one leg there…)
Ye shev a rak a dir.(I am sitting here….)
In a bit a laum,laum.(I see all the world…)
Do faik chrrem, chrrem, (I smile everywhere…)
La hrore a quiva neem.( In all directions….)
Ta wvid, ta wvid hims, byan a nim. (And I always know what is going on…)
They wrote it down in Hebrew for me. I am not sure what it meant to any Isreali, but it was how I was feeling on this journey. Astride the experience and smiling.