Friday, October 7, 2011


What a week! The birth of baby Melina, the death of Steve Jobs (rest in peace, brother), the return of sunshine to Washington DC, as well as Occupy Wall Street reaching critical mass, all in ONE WEEK? Holy cow, no wonder I'm tired.

It's a good tired, though, a satsifying fatigue. Nothing is worse than exhaustion from boredom, hey? No chance of that this week, at least not for me.

I have a million thoughts spiraling through my mind and a million emotions spiraling through my heart, but not so much time to express them today. I could write at length about Steve Jobs, but others have done that very well. I could go on equally about how much this moment in time feels EXACTLY like the 60s and how damn lucky I am to have lived through two historical periods of social upheaval and change. I could wax rhapsodic about the parents of the baby who was born Tuesday, how incredible both of them are, how proud I am to be part of their extended family.

Indeed the High Holy Days this year have been epic, at least in my little corner of the world. Light poured in, to the city, into my heart and mind. I feel literally bright from all the light. Wow. Tonight after my long day of work I will settle into the energy of Kol Nidre, I will honor the ancestors and ask for their guidance and wisdom. Tomorrow is Yom Kippur, a day I ordinarily find unnerving. This year I'm ready for a big ole sit-down with God, I look forward to it. The light this week was cleansing. I feel squeaky clean, oh yeah.

What a week! Wow. Happy Friday to all. Shalom.

I did not take this pic. I saw it on Facebook and knew immediately I would post it here. It's an image that does my heart good. Spread it around!


Kerry said...

Wow, there really is a lot to think about. It's the 60's all over again! You're right!

The pic you found on facebook is priceless.

Reya Mellicker said...

It's a beautiful picture. This is the energy I embrace going forward. No more US vs THEM. It just doesn't work!

Carolina Linthead said...

Wow! You put a big smile on my face :-) Shabbat Shalom!

Reya Mellicker said...

Thanks Michael!