Vincent Van Gogh
We just painted the exterior of Villa Tiferet. It is now the color of the Tzfat summer sky. Deep, deep blue.
At a certain time of day, looking up at our freshly painted walls, then above to the Tzfat sky, it is almost seemless. To me, the walls are a now a sort of calm reference to the azure open skies of the Tsfat I love so much.
The blue walls are are like a canvas. I compare the morning light of the sky in relationship to the walls and then the early evening sky when the sun is about to set . The colors are similar, yet subtly different, depending on the angle of the sun.
I feel as if I am on A Greek island. I feel as if I am in dream. Earth and sky mingle, then change subtly. I feel as I am floating in total relaxation. Tsfat does this. It opens our eyes and our hearts and our minds. We breathe in the fresh air and we sink into a state of tranquility.
Maybe this hue, the traditional color of old Tsfat walls when the ancient mystics walked the cobbled streets, is a hint of the Kabbalistic concept of Tiferet,. This sefira represents a harmonious blend of colors that produce beauty.
Visit Tsfat and stay at Villa Tiferet. Sit on the pillows in the courtyard with your morning coffee, the morning sun’s rays tickling the stone courtyard, and see where wall meets sky.
Come late afternoon, lie in the rooftop hammock just as the sun dips below the mountains. Look up. Starlings and eagles buffet in the fresh, warm breeze. The sky is now a deeper blue, merging with amber, copper and pink. Below, the Moroccan lights cast shadows of from the grape vine across the walls. Calm, quiet, serene. Tiferet. Come see for yourself.