On Being Alone For the Holidays

Merry Christmas and Happy Chanukah to all, but especially to those of you who are spending the holiday alone, as I am this year, and in fact how I spend the holidays most years. I used to suffer from extreme loneliness, and then there were the years of trying to escape my circumstances– going to movie marathon, not because I wanted to, but to be … Continue reading On Being Alone For the Holidays

Yom Kippur, The Body as Sukkah and Joy For the Upright in Heart

My Yom Kippur this year: Sitting in bed propped up with pillows, watching Sand Island turn from Pink to Golden, chanting Kol Nidre and Or Zarua la Tzadeek, ul’yish-ray lev simcha (Light is sown for the righteous and joy for the upright in heart). Recording myself singing, so i can have someone to harmonize with….yes, harmony, almost always. You say duality, I say expanding the … Continue reading Yom Kippur, The Body as Sukkah and Joy For the Upright in Heart