Sunday, June 06, 2010

The Aftermath of The Long Shabbos Nap

If Joyce Kilmer were alive today would he have a blog? If he did he could write, "Blogs are written by fools like me." If Emily Dickinson had a blog she could write on it about sitting on a bog? If Paul Reiser kept a blog he could write thing on it and then write, "I'm just saying." Or he could write things and ask if they are funny or "not so much?"

Tonight I watched (500) Days of Summer with dad. Ebert loved it and so did I, Dad - not so much. It's the fourth movie we've watched together on demand since mom died. (Lists are kept by fools like me: 1- Hurt Locker. 2- Up In The Air, 3- It's Complicated, 4 - (500) Days of Summer).

Heard and discussed some nice Torah over Shabbos. Haftorah thoughts - Rachav's words about the way that her people heard about kriyat yam suf and feared the Jews is an exact echo of the way that the Az Yashir describes the fear that the nations felt. Also, Yehoshua's successful spy mission was muted. He tells them to do it in a muted way, using unusual twist on the word cheresh-mute.

It just dawned on me:
The most basic fact of life
Is that we will die

4 Comments:

Anonymous Minnesota Mamaleh said...

sounds like a lovely shabbat. and, i too am a (perhaps foolish?) list maker and keeper. :)

June 6, 2010 at 4:13 PM  
Blogger rabbi neil fleischmann said...

thanks for reading and commenting once again. a personal organizer that i had help me a few years ago told me that the key to keep is the memories not necessarily the objects, but i'm not convinced. i like mementos, at the very least, lists.

June 6, 2010 at 5:07 PM  
Blogger kishke said...

I'm with your dad on 500 days.

June 6, 2010 at 9:36 PM  
Blogger rabbi neil fleischmann said...

Duly noted, Kishke.

June 6, 2010 at 11:01 PM  

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