Hello dear family and friends.. today, on the last day of Yom Kippur and
the Jewish New Year begins, life renews itself, and we turn a page forward to breath again,
live again, and be warmed by the sunshine.
I can feel the leaves falling already, the cool breeze amidst the sunny day,
and the earth cycling forward. It feels good.
I am home now, after almost 8 weeks in Florida, slowly reintegrating into a busy and full life, as a parent,
as a husband, as a friend, as a business owner, and as a community member.
It is hard to go from such quiet, such holy and peaceful space to life again in the fast lane.
but life goes on, as they say..
My Mom had a beautiful burial in NY – and the only sunshine in New York over the course of 3 days
was the time we had at the gravesite. There were so many old and dear friends, and family we never see,
that it felt fabulous and full. She was laid to rest by her father and mother, in her family plot.
It felt right, and peaceful to see her there.
My Dad is amazing and powerful, healing and rehabbing his knee very well, and is back on his feet.
He’s home, but not alone, as Bruce gave up his teaching job at Emerson College in Boston this semester
to stay in Florida and help him in this transition. My Dad’s attitude is so healthy – appropriately sad
and grateful for what he has had in his life, and for what times he has ahead. He is looking forward
to driving again (at 86 yrs old, he’s actually one of the younger drivers in Florida), traveling sometime
to Boston and the Bay Area, and getting independent. He’s a very impressive man. I admire him so much,
for so many reasons.
My siblings were remarkable throughout the almost 8 weeks there. We haven’t lived together
for over 40 years.. and as adults, we figured out how to support ourselves, our parents,
and stay healthy in a very challenging circumstance. They are amazing humans, and I am so lucky
to be their sibling.
Thank you so much for allowing me these emails, and my thoughts to be heard, and felt.
Your support and replies have felt great. I am truly grateful for the entire experience,
and will never look into another human’s eyes in quite the same now.
Much love, and here’s to a New Year of peace, health, gratitude and prosperity for everyone.