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Monday, September 14, 2009

Turning

The New Year came,
But I, so busy wiping sticky jelly off my little ones faces
And the house a mess
And my inbox overflowing with unanswered emails,
I, consumed with the project due last week, now late
Heard the holy words and
Echoes of tekkiah blasts
But could not slow down enough to catch them.

And next I noticed,
Snow was falling
And I was digging wax from the menorah
for this year’s Chanukah candles.
I turned to turn the latkes
and noticed a new year had arrived.
“Shana Tova,” I said to no one.
And promised this would be the year
I would slow down.

-- Rabbi Jamie Korngold, Adventure Rabbi

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