Living Until the Curtain Falls

Newly retired and eager to prove that my life was still going to be useful and exciting, several years ago I set up my blog and named it "The Golden Years Revisited." From the name it was obvious to me that I believed most of the myths about retirement and growing older.  In a youth-obsessed…

Speak Your Truth

אדוני said, "Let there be...." And there was... Even אדוני grew tired of speaking and rested. Keep speaking your truth Your words create worlds Nourished with understanding. Speak when you are able Be silent when you must. Rest when you are weary. Souls are fragile. Words are not. They are not lost. They travel in the…

Signs and Portents

Shortly after my mother died, I was taking a walk in the early evening around the fields in back of my home.  I am fortunate to live in a beautiful location, with expansive Eastern views and uninterrupted skies.  On this particular night it was clear, the moon was in its first quarter and the light…

Lunching Through Life

I should probably drink a second mug of coffee prior to checking on the daily word prompt.  This morning I was convinced the subject was "lunch." My morning read includes some of the responses from other bloggers, partly to get my brain cells firing, but also because I've discovered some interesting new blogs that way.…

Forgetting to Remember

It had been quite a while since I had posted anything.  A few ideas had been percolating, but they did not seem at all compelling.  Day after day the word prompts failed to elicit even a bit of interest.  Then on Saturday  I sat down and wrote a trite little piece about the use of words…

Grief and Memory in Sacred Ritual

It is no secret that difficult memories can be stumbling blocks preventing us from living full and positive lives and holding us back from becoming our best authentic selves. This became clear to me when I was asked by the Rabbi of my synagogue to share memories of someone I loved during the Yizkor service…