There is a quiet beauty in the bareness of branches, branches whose leaves have fallen, drifted off in the river of time, or carried away on breaths of the wind, leaving a quietude behind.
There is a loveliness in the iron bench, strong within its solitude, surrounded by silence, standing alone, nobody resting or seeking respite upon it, facing the river’s steady motion towards an unseen continuum.
There are moments for reflection, moments that one intensely perceives they are a minute part of the whole spectrum of existence, a speck within the global force, a blink in the eternal plan, a flicker in the candle of time.
Shabbat Shalom-if you celebrate! Have a lovely weekend to every one else.
Step into the world of the Los Angeles area museum offerings!
The Skirball Cultural Center has a summer book group, focusing on “Immigration Literature”. You can check out the upcoming books that the group will be discussing, here.
The Pasadena Museum of California Art: June Wayne-Paintings, Prints and Tapestries is on exhibit through August 31, 2014.
The Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust is currently displaying “The Earth Sings a Sad Song: Europe 1919-1945“. It includes 28 pieces by Robert Taub.
The Getty Center is hosting an exhibit entitled From Van Gogh to Kandinsky Expressionism in Germany and France.
The Norton Simon Musuem will host a Ruth Asawa exhibit: The Printed Works of Ruth Asawa, beginning September 19, 2014. The museum’s current exhibition, Face it: The Photographic Portrait, is on display through August 11, 2014.
Speaking of exhibits, let’s not forget The California Science Center’s current exhibit: Pompeii: The Exhibition.
If you are going to be in the Los Angeles area during the time any of these exhibitions, why not try to check them out.
.. a flower which perisheth at night, and buddeth at the sunne rising,
… and therefore is called the Day Lillie, or Lillie for a day.
John Gerard, 1597
The May 2014 Edition of the Jewish Book Carnival is being hosted by Erika Dreifus’ My Machberet. Why not visit My Machberet and check out the various contributors.
I visited Leora’s blog, Sketching Out, and enjoyed her post, On Blogging Breaks and Old Writing Desk. Read it, you’ll like it!
Batya has told her story “for the site celebrating NCSYs 60 years”: NCSY Changed My Life.
Just One More: A Photographer’s Memoir, by Gemma Levine, is not due out until October. I am looking forward to reading it.
I reviewed Last Train to Istanbul.
I finished reading The Street Sweeper, by Elliot Perlman.
Sea and beach scenics…my mind is wandering today, and I am looking forward to a late July trip to visit my brother in Monterey, CA. It’s down the road a bit, or, should I say down the coast a bit (it is actually up the coast/north of here), but I can daydream, can’t I!!?
My dear father, Z’l, would have turned 99-years old, today. His lifespan was less than half of that…45-years. I knew him 16 of those 45-years (well actually 14 years, because he was in the military, and overseas). Those 14 years filled my life with cherished moments, moments joyful and poignant. Those years were an illumination of your love and hopes for me.
Happy Birthdays, Dad. Each year of your life brought happiness and love to those around you. Yom Huledet Sameach.
The photo above shows my Bubbe, Z”l, holding my father…he was a only few months old.