Life is Too Short for Regrets or Why I Took a Last Minute Trip to Israel Without Telling Anyone

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December 18, 2014 by Katia

Today Babooshka passed away within less than a month of her younger sister, Ninulya. This is dedicated to her with infinite love and gratitude.

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Life is too short for regrets.

I’ve had a week of revelations. As I was trying to cover as much ground as I could (both emotional and physical) walking the familiar streets of my hometown on a warm September week breathing in comfort, it was raining revelations.

On Wednesday last week my grandma was in a critical condition and not seeing her — not substantially seeing her for as long as I have — has made me numb on the inside. At midnight on Wednesday I was booking a ticket to fly out on the next day. I didn’t know if I was ever going to be able to have a conversation with her again. I didn’t know what her reaction to me would be even if the theoretical option of having a conversation was there. I didn’t know if she was going to make it. I didn’t know if…

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