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Sunday, October 01, 2006

Gmar Chasima Tova

A special thanks to all of you, who have inspired and taught me so much. Gmar chasima tova to all - may we all be blessed with a year of life, health, happiness, prosperity, redemption, and all else that is good.

EDIT: From last year's post, a point worth remembering...
[SIL:] Yesterday I went to the funeral of my father's cousin's wife. A woman in her 40's. This is happening much more often, isn't it? Everyone knows a few families. There are things we know, but the shock of a tragic death often helps transport it from mind to heart. First, how important it is to accomplish now, because we never know when it's going to be our time to pass on. And our deeds in this speck of world is all that decides our eternity. (Reminds me about the famous shtetelian legend about the poor guy who went to the land of diamonds only to mistakenly return home with a ship full of chicken fat.) Also, out of this morbidity can come joy. Every day you have a family, appreciate it. Every day you feel healthy, appreciate it. Imagine what life would be like without it. It isn't coming to us.
It isn't coming to us.

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