ON THE BACK BURNER

July 14

Last night at Shabbat services the Rabbi read an essay by a Rabbi who uses the name ,"the Velveteen Rabbit". I use her Seder booklet as part of my personal Seder,so I am a little familiar with her. Now we have even a closer bond. We both observe the Sabbath in the same way. It has long been my feeling that Shabbat should be a day in which you do what makes you happy, comfortable and puts you in a frame of mind that celebrates the day. That is why I have my own agenda on Shabbat. I only do what makes me happy. No grocery store, no laundry, no "chores". Only what I like to do. When I was one digit numbers old, and my Grandmother was alive, Shabbat was a dreadful day. I couldn't do anything. I couldn't play jacks, play with my paper dolls,skip and jump rope. That is no way to welcome a day of rest. It was a drag.Now, I look forward to spending a whole day doing what makes me happy. And now, it is validated by the Velveteen Rabbi. Cool.

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29.08 | 13:45

Don't quite know how this got to me but it was on the top line of my computer (not in email) But I really enjoyed it. I truly admire you.

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31.07 | 07:02

Leona, do you have a date or a booked flight that you come back ?

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20.07 | 13:55

Everything sounds so wonderful Leona. Venice will seem boring . I would want to move to Portownsend where the kids are living. All sounds great . Is there?

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19.07 | 12:33

That lavender sounds very nice!

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