#BlogElul 2: Act








My actions have not always been successful

too much drama

too little forethought

more Quick Draw McGraw than Oblomov

(my favorite literary character

who took 60 pages to get out of bed).


Too often I have anticipated, cogitated, speculate

too much reactivity

too little alacrity

imagining the worst instead of the best

weighing my options oh-so-carefully

. . . and doing nothing.


Every once in a while I find a way

enough confidence

enough courage

spring into action con gusto

more Zorro than Falstaff

more me than the me that I am.


My project this Elul

look at myself as I am

in Zorro mode – courageous

leaping when necessary

dancing when not

joy in heart and soul.

I’ve decided to participate for the first time in #blogElul, which I have followed for a few years. I’ve never had the courage to get my feet wet – this year, I’m jumping into the deep end of the pool! Check out some of the amazing  themed posts geared around the work and joy of Elul – of introspection and reflection in the days leading to the High Holy Days (Organized by Ima Bima.) You can read last year’s and this year’s #blogElul posts via the Elul tag.

About armsakimbobook

I'm a mother, a lawyer, a feminist, a writer, a potter, and an inveterate and unapologetic New Yorker. My book, Arms Akimbo: A Journey of Healing, tells of my journey of healing over a number of years, learning to live a full life after I was molested by my father at a very young age. I live in Maynard, MA, with my wife and and our two moose-cats, Samson and Hercules. My daughter used to live with me part-time, but she's all grown up now and in her junior year of college, which I can't quite fathom, since she was born about five minutes ago...
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