Jan 9, 2013


(c) Rabbi Menachem Creditor
with thanks to Rabbi Amy Eilberg

Voice trembling,
lips stammering,
unclear expressions,
incomplete thoughts,
hard to breathe...


Yet that unsureness,
the fear and worry of a no-longer-protected soul,
the startling recognition of
hidden wells of woundedness...


held by loving ears,
caring eyes,
responsive, quiet words,

so much weight lifts,
chest re-expands,
heart moves - beats!
and pumps again with life.


It is profound to be heard,
to feel heard,
to swim in being heard.

Chag Sukkot Sameach, dear friends.