And Sarah said: 'God hath made laughter for me; every one that heareth will laugh on account of me.'
וַתֹּאמֶר שָׂרָה--צְחֹק, עָשָׂה לִי אֱלֹהִים: כָּל-הַשֹּׁמֵעַ, יִצְחַק-לִי
-- Genesis 21:6 --
This was said after God had promised the barren Sarah that she and husband Abraham would bear a son in their advanced old age.
I am thinking of this statue, called "Sarah," by Rita Paran, based on that Bible verse, because today our City Daily Photo bloggers group is sharing a Theme Day about LAUGHTER.
Back in 2011 I was walking very early through the still-closed Mamilla Mall in Jerusalem.
I was shocked to see the cleaning man throw a bucket of water on one of the Bible Stories statues!
But our matriarch Sarah just laughed.
She seemed quite tickled when the cleaner scrubbed her with his broom.
(Linking to City Daily Photo, Our World Tuesday, and Weekend Reflections.)