Sunday, September 5, 2010

waiting rooms

women in the waiting room
sharing the burden of fear
waiting for mammogram results

two months later
another waiting room
another hospital
watching the clock
waiting for news

a different anxiety
not for myself this time
but for you, my love,
my soulmate, my partner

we are blessed
to be living at this time
thirty or forty years ago
you would have been blind
for the rest of your life

the heat wave is over
as we approach another year
may it be a good one again
filled with sweetness and love,
good health and hiking,
peace and kindness

L’Shanah Tovah

author's note: The Jewish new year of 5771 starts at sunset on Wednesday evening, September 8th. The Jewish calendar is a lunar calendar so this will be the evening of the new moon. For trivia buffs, this is not the first day of Genesis, but the 6th day, the day when Adam and Eve were created. That is considered the first day of Tishrei.

Joe is recovering well from his third eye surgery this year and we are hopeful that this will be the last one. Thanks for your prayers and good wishes.

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