this is my friend iris with her son ido, who has just turned one. they live in jerusalem. she sent me a few pics this morning and once again i was struck with how beatiful this woman is. she also happens to be very bright, sharp-tongued and kind. she's working on an ma in translation and editing and works as a teacher of hebrew-as-a-second-language. she, my other friend reut and i met in res, during my year living and studying at the hebrew university of jerusalem.