Look

Look
(c) Rabbi Menachem Creditor
in memory of Ralph Dubin z"l

My student sat for five minutes,
looking at a precious piece of art,
and understood images and symbols
I never saw.

My student sat for five minutes,
looking at a precious piece of art,
and saw tears in the face,
of the man holding the Torah.

Did I miss the message?
Does closeness confuse?

Do we miss tears 
in each others' faces
when we forget to truly look?

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