Colleyville – Or really, Anywhere…
As I found myself glued to the television screen
All I could think about was there safety.
“Please God, let them be ok…”
Those were my words as I waited and waited.
Do I go to the theater with my daughter?
Should I allow myself some joy while they were captive?
Struggle; Unsure; Anger; Frustration; Fear
I must move forward, while remaining vigilant.
They were freed! I can go to sleep…or can I?
Toss, turn…sweat, nightmares…sleep.
The next day begins – so much to do; so much to do.
Make sure my family is safe; make sure my community is safe.
Days go by and more emotions begin to drain me.
Sadness; fear; ANGER; frustration; Confusion
Why does this happen? Why the broken record?
Spinning and spinning like a spin cycle on repeat.
Shabbat is here – take a moment and pause.
Close my eyes, envision my intention to pray.
We will continue to live by our rules, our ideals.
The tension and soreness will not go away…
We just breathe and do our best to move forward.
I am a husband, father and rabbi - just trying to help to make the world a better place!