Happy Thanksgiving to all:
Finally a brief respite from the tumultuous unpredictable times that besiege us and have been belittling and harassing us for such a long time.
This holiday gives us, as a nation, composed of so many solid caring families, an opportunity to acknowledge and dwell upon all that we must be thankful for: our family, our spiritual traditions, our solid institutions of learning, our museums, our inventors, our high speed internet connections, and the beauty of nature...
So with a modicum of peace and a pause from the seeming chaos around us, where 'our centers do not seem to hold' (to paraphrase W.B. Yeats' poem, The Second Coming), I sat down and just let my weary mind wander..... and penned these short haiku- influenced lines of verse:
A solitary cry....I cannot breathe
I hear only the shimmering silence
of petals floating at a calm sea.
In memory of:
Mom: a poetess of the divine who passed on the 2nd day of Kislev
Dad: healer of man who left us on the 10th day of Kislev
Brother, Dr. Gabe: who went to a better world on the 15th of Kislev, today's Hebrew date.
May their memories and accomplishments serve as a blessing and inspiration to all those who aspire to creating a better world not only for us, but, above all, for our children.