Friday, February 2, 2018

"God gave burdens, also shoulders."

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We interrupt my report about Israel Space Week to post something for City Daily Photo blogger's Theme Day.
The Feb. 1 subject is TIRED. 


When I moved from the Jerusalem Hills down to the Negev a few years ago, I was shocked by the old-style technique used by one of the three movers. 


Mohammad was not an especially big man, but he knew how to use the tumpline method to full advantage.  
Still, at the end of that hot August day, I reckon he was a bit TIRED. 

The whole work of moving house reminded me of the old Yiddish proverb:


GOD GAVE BURDENS,  ALSO SHOULDERS. 
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I myself used to carry things on my back using such a tumpline while working livestock as a residential volunteer at Heifer Ranch and I found it quite nice.
Read more here:
https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2017/08/tumplines/537306/

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6 comments:

Alice said...

My My! He must have been exhausted by the time he had reached his destination.

Sandi said...

Oh no... That looks painful!

William Kendall said...

That is a lot of weight to bear!

Dina said...

Alice, it was only a few steps and then up 7 stairs to get to the moving van.
And here at my new place it was only a few stairs down.

Sandi and William, actually it's not as bad as it looks. When I worked 6 years as a livestock volunteer at Heifer Ranch (www.heifer.org) I often used that tumpline method to carry hay or feed on my back inside a flexible plastic barrel cut in half. There is something about putting the rope on your forehead that makes it quite easy to carry a load.

William, there were tumpline companies in your Canadian army since World War I.
See here:

https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2017/08/tumplines/537306/

Hels said...

"God gave burdens, also shoulders."

That may be very true. But I am TOO tired. Here... take my shoulders back!

Cloudia said...

I admire that hard working man