Category Archives: Moments

boy meets girl, by i enrapture on Flikr (via

this brought me to tears

Leo Hart from The Panic Room Videos on Vimeo.

“Life’s but a walking shadow”

My grandmother died a week ago, November 23, 2009.

She was a special woman, a survivor. We began cleaning out her apartment two days ago, unlocking memories, touching her clothing, rediscovering  dolls, jewelry and pictures I treasured as a child.

We leave this world alone, just our souls and deeds, without the stuff we work so hard to acquire.

May her memory be a blessing unto us, Syma daughter of Shmuel.

Love words.

Save the Words

Does creativity make a difference?

H/T to CK.

T’is a Happy Day

Mazal Tov to dear friends.

Blessings as their lives continue to unfold.

Amedeo Modigliani. Study for The Cellist. 1909. Oil on canvas. Private collection


Rebbe: 3 Tammuz.

Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, the Lubavitcher Rebbe

Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, the Lubavitcher Rebbe

This is a difficult day for me. We commemorate the Rebbe’s passing fifteen years ago. I am at once struck with shame, sense of inertia (and guilt), and also deep longing for someone I never truly knew. I am humbled and overwhelmed. I can only ask that we spend a few moments in reflection. May we foster the ability to overcome ourselves, and learn to give fully. May our days be filled with meaning — a result of effort — and kindness unto others. This is part of the Rebbe’s legacy.

Blessings to all.