#BlogElul 29: Return









Return is an oddity
in the context of Elul
I don’t want to return
to who I was before
all my reflections
and ponderings.

I think of it instead as re-turn
taking a turn from where I am
to a better place
a stronger place
a place that honors me
that honors the ones I love
dead and alive
that honors God.

My ponderings have gelled
I am ready for the gift of the
Yamim Noraim, the Days of Awe
I am ready to be with community
to pray and atone
to celebrate the new year
to give myself a chance
to give action to my words
to move from words to deeds
to re-turn.

This is the last entry in my first foray into the wonder of  #blogElul.  I am so grateful to all who have followed my month of blogging. It is my intent to keep up the blogging, but with a new structure – or perhaps with no structure at all!  Thank you to Rabbi Phyllis Sommer (Ima On and Off the Bima) for inspiring me, in so many ways. 

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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