"Story Lady"

Monday, April 30, 2012

If you would know a Mystic

"If you would know a mystic, do not confine your search to monasteries and temples, but look also on the highways and byways, in towns, hamlets, and in the hustle and bustle of the great cosmopolitan centers of the world. When you find someone who is industrious, studious, compassionate, loved by friends, and neighbours, tolerant in religious views, and who can point out to you the magnificence and efficacy of God in the simplest of things, you have found a mystic. With these qualities, whether one is attired in sacerdotal robe or in the overalls of a mechanic, one is none the less a mystic."
                    -- Ralph M. Lewis

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Me & My Guitar

me & my guitar
always in the same mood
i am mostly flesh & bone
he is mostly wood
doesn't grow impatient 
with the changes i don't know
oh
if he can't go to heaven
maybe i don't want to go,
Lord.
-- James Taylor


Deborah Sharn found this photo in her files
and was kind enough to send it
brings back great memories
20th Century Troubadour

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Friday, April 27, 2012

Discoveries . . .

I guess this must be, 
maybe 2009
I couldn't have been home from Brooklyn for very long

I was researching something on the Internet 
the other day
and found this picture
What a surprise.
I'm certain i thought i was hidden
 the graphic wasn't titled,
i doubt anyone knew who this person was

Me,
I remember i really liked that blazer
like most of my "wardrobe"
it has moved along to it's next wearer

Wish i could upgrade my thoughts as easily.

-g-

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Sunday, April 22, 2012

I was looking for the end of school schedule and found this on our school website
This photo must be a few years old

Golly i liked that blazer
Wonder what i was doing?

sometimes it's cool to find yourself in unexpected spaces



I haven't been to the Kotel, 
have you?
Until this photo, i didn't even consider it snowing.

Wonder if they stop to make snow angels?
I sure like this photo.
I don't know who took it



Friday, April 20, 2012

This Sunday
there are several things happening 
that i would like to attend.

When I traveled a lot singing, I used to check out the local paper to see who was playing - 
then would tell myself i was in concert with them - 
("concert" comes from the thought 'breathing together' - isn't that cool?)

I'll be at Our Center
speaking, teaching, encouraging
hopefully modeling

There is a Bollywood dancing Group 
 raising money for books - to fill libraries around the world
so children will have books
(CBC)
 

There will be a service
across town
(Temple Israel)
and all the adopted Torahs 
in our region
survivors
of the Shoah
(Great Catastrophe) 

great teachers from the region
will bring these scrolls together
like a reunion
like a HUGE Blessing
of Remembrance.

Our scroll comes from Czechoslovakia
from a town where there are no longer any Jewish people.
(Our Survivor Scroll - Must be celebrating Sim-hat Torah)

Speaking of Jewish people
did you ever consider how many worlds were taken from us?
How many brilliant stories, joys and possibilities . . 

so, we hear 6 million Jewish
There were also at least another 5 million
Beautiful Individuals

Besides the War Itself

So
Our Torah
is used in special services
We teach & share with it
we dance with it

It was saved because-
after this entire body of people were to have been wiped off the face of the earth
there was to be a museum
to remember

Thankfully, we still have beautiful people left on planet earth
(This Sunday is Earth Day - 
how fortunate we are to be on this beautiful, spinning marble in the universe)


Our Torah will be celebrating
There are STILL GREAT Catastrophes 
Beautiful worlds being wiped away
as if their contribution was worthless

We come across that energy to
"steal, kill, and destroy"

I love that
we still dance
for
or with books
(for learning)
we try to remember - in order to build a fence
to celebrate the Good and High and Holy

We continue to touch one another in LOVE
(social media, gatherings, letters, calls, hugs,
building families, telling stories, sharing, smiling)

About the Shoah:
saying 
"Never Again"
has not worked

I'm thrilled to be in concert
 with all the GOOD
Everywhere


together
we'll do what we are able.

Love & Love,
-g-




 

from Yehuda:

We can’t limit prayers to what we think we need right now – because we don’t really know what we need. 
The Creator does.
 
 

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Good Morning!

Once again, I'm in the midst of that crazy schedule and i have to admit, if I'd known in advance everything i would be facing this first, super packed year, i would NOT have signed up.  I DO admit I'm in the midst of an awesome opportunity.  Who knows?  i may grow into myself, yet.  I'm certain I'm the one  who continued to clam i wanted to become "all that's possible for me" . . . so, here we are, in the flow of "MORE."

When Hummingbirds Fall in Love
When Hummingbirds Fall in Love (Photo credit: id-iom)

AND - this is DEFINITELY in the "more than you can think or imagine" category.  I apologize for the wilderness in between posts.  i am grateful you take time to visit and I'll get a flow going here, soon.  One thing that will "save" me soon is summer break - i won't be teaching for a few months . . .

Please don't misunderstand, I LOVE teaching (which is actually learning amplified because i'm convinced I learn far more from the students that I offer them . . . ) 

It's simply the opportunity to utilize those hours every week - to claim a little space for the things that don't    (at the moment) quite fit into the week.

All This said - Thank you for your visit.

If you have time to share, I'd like to hear from you.

Love & Love,
-g-
Beauty of Love
Beauty of Love (Photo credit: Thai Jasmine (Smile..smile...Smile..))
Here's a Bit of JOY!

Sunday, April 08, 2012

There were Dinosaurs hiding in my yard

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Monday, April 02, 2012

Sunday, April 01, 2012

Nothing’s better than the wind to your back,
 the sun in front of you, 
and your friends beside you.
            -- Aaron Douglas Trimble

Color me truly blessed to look around 
and find such splendid company along The Way.

 love & love,
-g-