A man looks out the window of his house at a bus stop and dreams of going to the places all the people are traveling to. Can it be that the place where his dreams will come true is not at one of their destinations, but right there at home? A short and tender story about dreams, about searching, and about the ability to recognize that the treasure we seek can often be found in the place closest to home.
Age Group: כִּתָּה א'
פְּעִילֻיּוֹת בְּעִקְבוֹת הַקְּרִיאָה
We all dream of a place that is far away, better and more pleasant sometimes. The man in this book has a similar dream, and, together with him, readers discover that better does not necessarily have to be far away, it can be where we are right now. If we look for the beauty and grace in a place, we can make dreams come true there, and turn it into a warmer, more pleasant site that is dearer to our hearts.
The grace of a place is upon its inhabitants
[Talmud, Sotah 47a]