Goodbye 5779

Today is the last day of the Jewish year, 5779.

5780 starts this evening.

I will be celebrating the new year with my parents, sister's family, and three vegan friends.

It will be at my parent's place. They are both 79 but insisted on having us all over.

My parents are real fighters.

That's how I became one as well.

The meal will be 100% vegan.

I will never understand how can you say "Happy New Year" when on the dinner table there are corpses of victims and blood splashes everywhere.

During the traditional dinner ceremony, you express wishes and blessings using various types of dishes. You wish for prosperity, peace, health, and so on.

Here are some of the "blessings" foods from last year's dinner:

Traditional New Year's dishes for making wishes

A beach friend took this photo of me two weeks after what happened to me. It was the end of the beach season 2018.

I suffered neurological damage to the right side of my brain. 6 weeks after that, my mom had a heart attack.

"I did not do the blessings with all my heart", my brother in law said afterward. "I wished for health and looked at what has happened."

Of course, it was not his fault, but it was a troubled year, no doubt.

After what happened to me, I was in a state of shock.

Vital functions of my brain/body connection were damaged, and I knew that they will never come back to me. I became 30% disabled in a matter of minutes.

I did not feel comfortable with my body. Even being nude was weird for me. That's why I was not naked in this photo. I was sad, depressed, ashamed.

I used to cry a lot during that time.