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Questions but no right answer

I was having a question that I needed help answering, so I decided to get that answer by going to one of my prayer books, flipping it open, pointing to a line and .....there my answer would be. A revelation . That's how it is done in some old movies, so , why not. 

I can't say that it didn't work for me, because I did spend time enjoying my reading.

I learned about manna, only take what you need and eat it for 40 years. Interesting, but not my answer. Then , I thought that I would try a book that I have called "Torah Journey" by Shefa Gold. I found some thoughts that I could relate to. " Get involved ". I can do that. "Have compassion for myself". I can do that. "Grow into the fullness that I am". I can do that.

I still don't have answers to my question, I didn't expect any. As a good friend says, "It is what it is". 

It's never too late to figure out that it is best to just go with the flow, even if you feel like you are paddling upstream.






Look but no buying

The last few days have had the appearance of snow days, and I don't like that feeling. I need sun and blue skies. On my morning walk with Cricket, I've put on a jacket and even a hat. It's not natural . This is Florida. 

I feel the need to go Christmas shopping when the weather is like this ,and I don't celebrate Christmas. In the Mid West, merchants don't like warm weather around Christmas. People aren't in the mood for shopping . I was even thinking about going to a shopping mall and just sitting there to watch the shoppers. That sounded like fun. For a few minutes.

My favorite store for " just looking" is a book store. There are only two in my area. One is more fun than the other. One has a Starbuck's. We give ourselves a time frame when we go there. We meet in a certain area , at a certain time. I can look at coffee table books that I would never buy, magazines that I love and every cook book  on the shelves. Book stores are shopper friendly. They expect you to browse.

Another good place to spend time on a grey day is in an electronics store . Lots of buttons to push and things that I have no idea what they can do. It's almost  like going to the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago. I am such a cheap date.

It's never too late to hope for a typical , sunny , warm day in Paradise, but if it doesn't happen, go to plan B and take a field trip to a mall.


ring around my finger

I now have a little black book. It is going to help me remember my brilliant thoughts. So far, I have one entry in it. It says"ring finger" . I do remember why I wrote that. I had to take my wedding band off and have it enlarged. That finger is having  phanthom feelings. I turn the invisable ring on my finger . I feel it still on. I've had a ring on that finger for 60 years. It feels most natural that way.

Only one other time was I without that ring. We were at our cottage and I was sweeping sand from the kitchen floor. The sun was coming in through the window on our kitchen door and I saw something sparkle on the floor. I looked and it was the diamond from my ring ! I could have swept the gem out with the sand. I was so fortunate that the time of day was just right to have the sun come in to that window and hit the floor in just that manner.

This time, the ring is off because of sizing. It is in a safe place, but my finger feels naked. How will everyone know that I am taken. They would see the permanent indentation on my finger, and figure it out.

It's never too late to twirl that invisable ring on my finger . It's my life time commitment of my love.

Jump in now

I am going to start on a new adventure. Since I believe that it is never too late , I am approaching publishers to have my blog published. I have my cover letter ready and I  have chosen a few entries for inclusion. 

I had to decide if I should make my Jewishness so obvious, or do some editing about that. Being Jewish is who I am, and I don't think that I could be me without that element. So that was an easy decision.

A harder decision is finding which publisher to approach. I have a list and I have Google. I have to screen who I want to publish my blog. If they have the right to reject me, I can do the same.

This is going to be fun. I've never done this before. Why not ? It's never too late to put myself out there and accept  another challenge. It'll soon be my 79 th birthday and a new year, I'm going for it because I do believe that it is never too late . That would be icing on the birthday cake.


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01.12 | 14:15

Safe travels. See you soon. sally

04.07 | 12:10

I read the last page first too. It’s a family curse.

22.05 | 12:38

so glad youre here mom!

29.08 | 17:45

Don't quite know how this got to me but it was on the top line of my computer (not in email) But I really enjoyed it. I truly admire you.