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Stacey's Blog A couple of rants, a lot of questions and a search for meaning

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Stacey's Blog · 1M ago

My Father's Music

My father can play three songs on the piano. One is Debussey's Clare de Lune. The other two are also classical pieces. I have no idea which ones. But I would love when we would go to my Aunt...
Stacey's Blog · 1M ago

When is Enough Enough?

This was a post I wrote yesterday, on Facebook:Dear God! We are a nation under siege. When is enough enough? How many more people must die or be maimed by gun violence?!The answer is NOT to ...
Stacey's Blog · 2M ago

I Know the Heart of a Stranger

I know the heart of the stranger.It beatsAnd bleedsAnd breaks.I know this heart;It is my own.But this I do not know -this hatred,this tearingand rending.I do not know thissuffocation,this st...
Stacey's Blog · 2M ago

Omer. Day 41 (give or take)

This is my favorite question: what do you carry with you, and what do you leave behind? Sometimes I change up the verbs, just a little, to bringing and taking away, respectively. A subtle sh...
Stacey's Blog · 2M ago

Omer. Staring at 40 from the land of the 30s

This is a week of abundance and lying fallow,  of blessings and curses.Here's my confession,  realized just now: I rarely know the difference between these seeming opposites. There are times...
Stacey's Blog · 2M ago

Humility is a Blue Flame - for the counting of the Omer

Humility is a blue flame,dipping into indigoand edged in black,It is cool waterthat flows in smallripples and puddlesat my feet.It is balmfor a weary soul,and a heart thatcannot find itsrhyt...
Stacey's Blog · 2M ago

Omer. Day 25, Shabbat

I am watching Shabbat fill my window. It's beautiful, watching the sky go from pale blue grey to a deep and deliberate indigo. There's a string of street lights horizonward. I would prefer s...
Stacey's Blog · 2M ago

Omer. Day 24

I write a lot about breath.I am made breathless, I say. Breathe, I remind myself. I am a creature of metaphor, I guess.And this - not sure if it's partial metaphor or maybe mostly concrete, ...
Stacey's Blog · 2M ago

Omer. Day 23 (and a few toes, maybe an ankle's worth into Day 24)

I found an old Facebook post, written a couple years ago, a reflection for the Omer, Day 26. I love to see the drift of days and counts over the years, that odd dance the Jewish and American...
Stacey's Blog · 2M ago

Omer. Days 11 through 22

I have not forgotten the count.I swear I have not (or, as my mother would always say when making a sacred promise or needed to emphasize the truth she was about to utter, "Shma.")Every day, ...