“brought on by a simple twist of fate ” – bob dylan

This has turned the world around.

Some say it is a reset

or maybe we were caught up in the frenzy

We put our own into the hands of others

And we then neglected our own.

We needed to have  more faith in  home.

We now know what the sanctuary of home is all about.

We are keenly aware of the gifts that were given to us.

Our families

Our teachers

Our front line caregivers

Our soldiers

Our freedoms

Our food, resources , connectivity, and so much more.

For those who have the luxury

We are busy mixing cocktails and cakes

We are all ” Zooming ” in place

We are getting to know a new life

” brought on by a simple twist of fate ”

I wrote a short piece  a few weeks ago reflecting some feelings   I was having by week two of sheltering:

” Just a little more ”

And now we ache

For the soldier stationed far from his home

For the person fighting cancer and has to be socially alone

For the widow and widower

For the divorced

For the weary caregivers at the end of a shift

And now we ache

For the precious elders of our towns

For the orphans through war or life itself

For those who face loss

For the disabled challenged to get around


And now we ache

Just a little more


More compassionate we will be

Tasting these pieces of humanity


We will understand

And we ache

Just a little more

Then when we were free

– a.m. weinberg

as many begin to step out again, let us take the messages with us

About the Author
I was an Interior designer for 29 + years and had a parallel path in leadership in the Jewish community. I spent a number of years as a proud lay leader in an amazing outreach organization called Shoresh . I am involved in leadership and development ,mentoring ,and coaching.., non profit development and consulting . I am involved with two organizations in Israel : Afikim family enrichment Center , as they work with youth and families at risk The other being the Taub center , a major think tank for Social and Economic policy in Israel. How pride I am to be engaged with both organizations. Feel free to reach out to me to learn more! I am dedicated to the Jewish community both in North America and in Israel I dedicate much of my creativity to writing and also now am pursuing coaching individuals to clarify and work towards life goals. In the past I have developed and ran experiential programs for the Jewish Federation, where I connected Israelis and locals in our community. At the end of the day, my roots in Israel are very deep. It is the place, the hub the center,The conversation.- our home, the light for all. And I most enjoy inspiring and cultivating that love and connection in others.
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