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Red Doors on White Barn

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Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls. -Joseph Campbell

If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door. Milton Berle

Go on over to the August Jewish Book Carnival! This month it is being hostedby Yael Shahar at Memory & Redeption. There are great posts in this month’s event!

Medalists arrive back in Israel!

Nazi ‘gold train’ dig in Poland may
finally separate fact from fiction.”

Jewish swimmer, Anthony Ervin, becomes oldest individual swimming Gold Medalist.”

Muslim American Medalist: The America I love is Inclusive.”

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Monday, a Short Blog Post

wood shack

Every book is a quotation; and every house is a quotation out of all forests, and mines, and stone quarries; and every man is a quotation from all his ancestors.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Italian Rabbi Leon de Modena, wrote homophonic verse in an octet, entitled “Kina Sh’mor” or “Mark this lament“, when he was 13. Read about it!

Read about Michelle Grant and the Los Angeles Kosher Community.

I finished reading Hanns and Rudolf, a compelling book regarding a “German Jew who tracked down and caught the kommandant of Auschwitz.

I am reading the novel, “Far Above Rubies, by Cynthia Polansky. I have “The Distance Between Us”, by Reyna Grande, next on my stack of to-reads.

July 8, 2013 – 1 Av, 5773

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Tuesday Black and White

Shadows and Lines
geometrical forms within the forest
man made from wood…a natural stairway
steps taken to another realm
a journey down…
takes us away to moments of quietude
as we reflect on times past
as tears, smiles and love envelop us
when we trek back up…
the past reflections dwell within
to illuminate us with fond memories
a step away, a heartbeat away
a breath away
Copyright 2001, MW

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October 23, 2012= 7 Cheshvan, 5773

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Sunset for Tuesday

I was in a parking lot when I saw the sunset above.

Our World Tuesday

Population boom in Israel since Netanyahu took office.

The Books of Rachel
, by Joel Gross looks to be interesting to me, so I ordered the e-book version.

The Forever Street: A Novel, by Frederic Mortin, is a book I hAve ordered and think I will enjoy for its family saga aspect.

July 10, 2012 – 20 Tamuz, 5772

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Art Museum Wonder

A few days ago, I had the privilege of taking my two grandies (five years old in two weeks and one month short of three years old) to the Getty Center, a magnificent art museum sitting high atop the hills in Beverly Hills. I say privilege, because any time I can do something that will impact their creativity, I find it to be a privilege. It was their first time at an art museum, which made it even more of a privilege and momentous time. The world of wonder was seen through their eyes.

When they were told in the car, almost halfway there, where we were going, they were overjoyed! Excitement came out of their mouths, through their eyes, arms and legs, and it was a vision to behold through the rear view mirror!

The tram ride to the top of the hill, where the entrance lies, was a thrill for them, of course. And, the overview of the entire city impressed them…you can see for tens of miles on a clear day. Once we got off the tram, and they saw the entrance, they were extremely excited. They asked me if it was a castle. They kept saying, “Oh, my, gosh over and over”.

They were amazingly well-behaved, considering their ages, and we made it through two pavilions of varied artworks by masters. There was also a family center which they thoroughly enjoyed. It was all hands on, so it was a treat for them to be able to touch, draw, color, paint, pull/tug, and view objects of tones and textures. They enjoyed it so much!

I was proud of them and their interest and curiosity. I loved watching them pick out details in the paintings, things of interest to them. We stayed for a little over three hours, not too long a time, and not too short a time for their first experience.

Needless to say, they loved the tram ride back down the hillside.

When my daughter and son-in-law came home from work, the grandies ran up to them joyously, speaking over their own words, filled with excitement, eager to explain their journey. According to them, “it was exciting, and a beautiful place to go“, and they “want to go back again very soon, like next week“. LOL. They chatted on and on about it.

I love the Getty Center, love the magnificent castle-like architecture, love walking the grounds, love looking out over the entire city from high above, love looking in the varied pavilions at the exhibits, and feel a sense of wonder every time I visit, which is every three or four months.

The photographs are my contribution for Our World Tuesday.

May 8, 2012 – 16 Iyyar, 5772

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