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One Gift: The Beautiful Sky

One Gift: The Beautiful Sky

A Morning in Provincetown.

Attempting a few days away

Sans Phone

Sans Laptop.

Looking out at the Ocean

Magnificent.

 

Amidst the Peacefulness of Ocean and Sky,

I jump to my phone, as if by some automatic reflex in response to a few minutes of Nothing Happening

What must I be Missing?

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Day of Atonement

IMG_5719A Jewish Colleague and Friend asked me last week, “Can I ask you a question? Where did you learn your Yiddisha? You speak it better than anyone I know. You spell it better than anyone I know…”

I had signed an Email “L’Shonah Tova Tikatevu!” (i.e.: “HAPPY NEW YEAR! May You be inscribed and sealed [in the Book of Life] for a Good year…”)

I told her that I grew up in New York Theater, and the Fabulous BARBARA COLTON was my Mentor in such things!
I also have spent the Jewish Holidays every year with my Best Friend’s Family (And after more than 35 years, Very Much My Own Family Too!)

 

I’ve Always Enjoyed So Many Aspects of Judaism.

I Love that each Day Begins with a Beautiful Sunset.

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Small Leaves of Basil

IMG_5588IMG_5609Earlier this Summer,
I planted a Basil Plant in my Kitchen Window.
I wanted a Rich and Robust Verdant Plant with Opulent Flavorful Leaves of Basil, like the kind you find in the Italian Markets at the Peak of Season.
I was wrapped in Glad Expectancy!
But that didn’t happen.
Instead, I got a long kinda’ scrawny, spindly plant with very small and thin pale green leaves.

And although it wasn’t what I was hoping for,
It is still a Miracle.

I stop and Count the Miracles.
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The Important Thing

20150811_173311The other day, I was talking to my MOM about all the Travel I’ve been doing.
“O.K.,” MOM commented. “As Long as You’re Having Fun! That’s the Important thing.”
And then it struck me.
She has Always said that.
Always.
Even when I was a Kid.
She said that to all of us — not just to her own Kids, but even to friends from the neighborhood who visited or to others at Family Gatherings, and to her own Friends, as well.

“Having Fun! That’s the Important thing!”
It makes sense to me that this kind of Wisdom comes with being almost ninety years old.
But, in this case, it seems more like
Something she has Always Known.
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