Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Feels n smells like India but only in a good way. Wow. Thanks, Creator.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Blessed to the power of Blessed

My blessings overflow
Ripe juicy fruits of blessings
Everywhere I go

The curtain in my room to give me privacy
The clean shower
The shelf, drawer and hanging space
Heating and air-conditioning
Free use of car
Abundance of food
(plus allowed to cook my own)
(that's so appreciated, the parentheses should be removed)
Rack for my shoes
Washing machine and dryer, whenever I want
Free wifi
The sounds of family talking, moving, laughing
Warm blankets
Safe place (in a cookie-meet-cookie-zapping-in-all-direction way)
Loads of seforim (n books)
Quiet at night
Chassidishkeit in the walls

My blessings overflow
Ripe juicy fruits of blessings
Everywhere I go
Here, at home.

הודו לה' כי טוב כי לעולם חסדו

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Make Up Your Own Life
Tammuz 16, 5775 · July 3, 2015

If everything were spelled out —exactly what you are supposed to do, when, how, with whom and for how long—what room would be left for you to live your own life?
This is why the details of your mission in this world are withheld from you:
Out of G‑d’s great benevolence, so that this little creature can decide on its own and partner with G‑d in its own life.

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From the wisdom of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, of righteous memory; words and condensation by Rabbi Tzvi Freeman. To order Rabbi Freeman’s book, Bringing Heaven Down to Earthclick here.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

rocks
i wanted to start with a soft small furry light-brown puppy snuggling
but i started it with rocks
and darkness
even digital darkness
hate the small hopes
for hoping
but it gives life
i suppose
i suppose it gives life
past the moment
and goodness for others
is life too
life
death
hope
bliss
despair
resolve
compose yourself, for a laugh
laughs clear most

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Same Space

Oh to be a bochur in 770, standing near the Rebbe - standing near the Rebbe! - sucked into holiness until you too are holiness.

Gaze at the Rebbe every minute. But not to look inside during tefillah? Noch when the Rebbe is right there? Here?? But not to behold the Rebbe's face every second we have a chance??!

And so the battle continuess...

But there's another player here. The world. See the world through the eyes of the Rebbe and then you, holiness, can turn world into holiness by virtue of the fact that you've connected with the Rebbe.

Rebbe, siddur, world, Rebbe, siddur, world.

Wonder what I'd do...

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Q. How did one glass break another?
A. It breathed (while the third was in another cabinet).

Such a wretched creature.
So much to fix.
So much messed up character.
Why are these sent into the world?
Arghh no fair

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Good night, Heaven.

Good night, friends and family Up There. 

(Hey what time zone do you follow? I'll say mine.)

Good night, Heaven.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Why The Anger?

Maybe it's cuz death shows we have no control?

So why anger?

Is the anger fear of not having any control?

Is the anger sadness? Maybe the anger is anger?

******

Oh.

The five stages of grief. Denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance.

(Just remember, "the five stages, denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance are a part of the framework that makes up our learning to live with the one we lost. They are tools to help us frame and identify what we may be feeling. But they are not stops on some linear timeline in grief.")

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Perseverance, Patience and Prayer

You need perseverance, patience and prayer and then things work out.
But really prayer.
(With perseverance and patience.)

Oh please, G-d, let me remember this and better yet please don't test me!!

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

So Much Rage

Woah
So much rage
So much rage
So much bitterness, hurt and pain.
So much rage

So much pain
So much pain
So much bitterness, hurt and rage.
So much pain.

So much hurt
So much hurt
So much bitterness, rage and pain.
So much hurt

Just so much rage, bitterness, hurt and pain. So much so much so much pain.

Sunday, December 06, 2015