The lake always brings me comfort. There is something about the natural scene, filled with varied life forms, from fish to birds, people to plants and trees that fill my senses. I can never get enough of it, and try to get there at least three times a week. It is a great place for walking or jogging, and inhaling nature’s beauty. It is an excellent place to reflect and meditate. I am often in awe of the serene setting, nestled within freeways and the hustle and bustle of daily life.
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November 18, 2012 – 4 Kislev, 5773
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As I strolled around the lake this morning and inhaled its calm, I felt very fortunate. My thoughts turned to those who have already felt the wrath of Hurricane Isaac, and to those who are in the midst of the effects of Hurricane Isaac. My thoughts go out to all of you.
Below is a poem posted on the website Katrina’s Jewish Voices. When you get to the end, you will see the author’s name and age…
Winds are howling; trees are blowing.
Children are scared; lights aren’t glowing.
The next day, the levees broke.
I was sad; some were mad.
Gutters were hanging; swings were clanging.
We had to move and get into a new groove.
We changed to a new school and that was cool.
I couldn’t find my rubber duck; it was in the gross muck.
We had to start new and had a lot of shopping to do.
There’s a lot of traffic;
The pictures on the TV were very graphic.
I have new friends and new shoes.
They helped take away my blues!
Pets are dying; we’re all crying.
Old friends scatter; new friends really do matter!
They make my day and help me find my way!
I have no home or the Superdome.
I got a new jacket and a tennis racquet.
I am a Hurricane Katrina victim/survivor.
I know things will be better.
Katrina is gone, but I’m here living a life.
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August 29, 2012 – 11 Elul, 5772
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My grandchildren love to watch the birds and ducks at the local lake. No matter the season, they enjoy looking at the feathered friends.
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Last week there were so many birds and ducks on the ground, more than were in the water. I liked the way they were all standing together, as if waiting for some fun to begin.
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The National Council of Jewish Women, Los Angeles has some wonderful upcoming events.
U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords will be attending a Tuscon anniversary remembrances on the first anniversary of her being shot, along with other victims and family members and friends of victims.
The Skirball Cultural Center has some compelling looking upcoming films.
The Museum of Tolerance, Los Angeles, CA has some excellent events you might want to check out. Find them here.
Visit The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles for a listing of their upcoming events.
January 8, 2012 – 13 Tevet, 5772