The task for this week's 100 Word Challenge over at Julia's Place is to write a poem on the theme:
The passing of 60 years.
Obviously it's to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. I wish I were in the UK to experience it but as I'm in Israel, I chose to celebrate another strong woman. A woman who's life work has had a direct impact on my life and my happiness.
Henrietta Szold (1860 - 1945)
Henrietta Szold founded Hadassah Women,
Leading to the founding of Hadassah Hospital,
Where she insisted that Jews and Arabs receive equal care.
She founded Youth Aliya,
With a system of youth villages throughout the country,
They rescued over 22,000 children from Hitler.
She was a teacher, a writer, a scholar and a politician.
She was single and she was childless.
The Hebrew date of her death is Mother's Day in Israel.
She once said to a friend,
I would give it all up for one child of my own.
Sixty years later I started IVF in Hadassah Hospital.