Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Our matriarch Sarah's laughter, then and now


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

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 PhotoOur World Tuesday, and Weekend Reflections.)


Rob Siemann said...

I guess even matriarchs need a good scrubbing now and then...LOL
bTW, the laughing people on my post were Israeli

Jim said...

Good one.

Cloudia said...

Sweet post!

Kay L. Davies said...

Tickled by the broom indeed! Wonderful!
Thanks for sharing.
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William Kendall said...

The statue does have a touch of whimsy to it.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

That's funny Dina! Anything that can make people smile or laugh is ok by me. The world is in such a serious state right now, we need more humour to keep us sane 😀😀

Alice said...

This brought a smile to my face Dina

Sandi said...

I like that she is portrayed there as an ordinary laughing woman, rather than a stuffy statue. She could be from today.

Karl Demetz said...

Nice and funny pic, Dina, what a relaxed pose she has :)

Kay said...

I would not have laughed if I was told at an advanced age that I was going to be pregnant.