Beyond borders

07.08.2011                      07.Aw-Elul, 5771

Magazin:

Beyond borders

When six mature women friends meet for Saturday afternoon coffee, their orderly lives are disturbed when they are abducted and driven to the coast along with a group of illegal Palestinian workers. For them, the adventure is just beginning.

One day we will maybe buy ourselves a house and a plot of land in Galilee and live together. We are six women. Six good friends: Rachel, Nitza, Nurit, Sara, Rivka and me (Shifra ). No longer young but still healthy and well groomed, living generally pleasant and comfortable lives. Two of us are divorced (Nitza and Nurit ), one is a single mother and grandmother (Sara ), one is married (Rivka ), one is a widow (me ) and one is a straw widow (Rachel, whose scientist husband is abroad on a six-month sabbatical ). In other words, only one of the six is still a member of a full-fledged couple. Three of us are still working: Nurit is an organizational consultant, Sara is a PR woman and Rivka is a clinical psychologist. The others are retired: Rachel is a former interior designer; Nitza a former film director; and I used to be a literary editor. Our children are grown and have their own families, and our weekends are quite free. Sometimes even a little lonely. So, we meet every Saturday in a different cafe. Sometimes we travel a long way to diversify the Saturday afternoon rendezvous….