Psalm 22 - when
August 13, 2019
Psalm 17: Prayer Resung for the sake of Friendship [Tzedek/Justice]
August 2, 2019
Psalm 23 in the wake of tragedy
April 30, 2019
April 10, 2019
Three Keys to Humility: Remember, Give, and Sing Out in the Now.
February 24, 2019
The Thirteenth Moon is Full, Are You?
February 21, 2019
Psalm 19 ReSung for Tu Bishvat
January 22, 2019
Dust in the Wind, Psalm 18
December 28, 2018
Share the Light, an Origin Story for the Solstice
December 23, 2018
November 15, 2018
What is Elijah's chair?
July 16, 2015
July 30, 2015
Note to self:
In the future, you might not want to kick off
family vacation on the 9th of Av.
It’s not that it’s a fast day. The youngest has a permit now,
there’s plenty of drivers.
It’s just that
bad things happen on that day, or the next…
Temples destroyed, mass expulsions, massacres,
and the car gets stuck in the muck
looking for a campsite
in the Black Hills.
It’s not easy to vacate
the habits of the ac-cult-urated ways.
Two tow trucks manned by three guys well into overtime hours.
Two stops to power-wash the mud
from the wheel wells.
Two days later, we eventually made it
to the Lake.
The rules have changed over the years
Up here where the sun sets after 9 PM
over the western shore on the horizon.
My parents never had to insist,
“Don’t bring the cell phone on the dock.”
“No you can’t bring the tablet on the boat.”
Some parents still don’t.
Had the sailboat out. Wind, water, movement.
Just the two of us, stillness, peace.
Then came the jet skis. A father and his teen daughter
Screaming by, making waves.
Until they stopped…to check out the scene?
the pristine green of the water?
the true blue of the sky?
Or, the latest text message on their smart phone. Oy.
How sad, poor souls, glued to their devices,
Blinded to the beauty around them.
Downwind back to the cottage. Easy sailing even in puffy winds.
Dock the boat, lower the sails…
“Hey, it’s almost 6 o’clock. Don’t you have a call to make.”
It’s not easy to vacate, on the water or on the shore,
the ever-growing reach of the fingertip tech.
Just looking for a place away from it all.
Hand me my phone, so I can call for rescue.
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