#BlogElul 9: Hear

 

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Hearing and listening
are not synonyms
a chasm emerges
dividing the two.

I hear you
but am I listening
to what you say
or my inference?

The blast of the Shofar
blows old ideas away
clears my mind
to a new focus.

I feel the blast
hear the breath
reminded of the ruach
that gave me life.

I listen.


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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2 Responses to #BlogElul 9: Hear

  1. An enjoyable read, thank you for sharing. ajm

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