Spam, Signed & Sealed

October 8, 2011 at 9:18 pm | Posted in Death, Grief, traditions, twins | 8 Comments
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If I have ever emailed you since the late 90’s you may have recently received suspicious emails from my address.  Let me apologize for any emails offering secrets of happiness or descriptions of sexual adventures.  I promise if I knew the secrets to happiness I would let you all know immediately.  Not sure what to write about the sexual adventures but please don’t open the link.  However, it appears my email account (which I have had for almost 15 years) was hacked.  I have changed my password.  Hopefully,  I will soon be spam free which coincides perfectly with my clean slate from the High Holidays. 

The days between Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, and Yom Kippur are known at the Days of Awe.   These days are for introspection and reflection on the sins from the past year.  Names are written into the book of  life.  On Yom Kippur, the books is sealed.  In the High Holidays since Jake and Sawyer have died, I have thought about the fact that they did not have any sins.  So why were their names not inscribed in the book of life?  I know there is no answer to this question but I had to write it anyway.  I will not go down the path my mind usually takes.  This is the path of guilt where I have thoughts about my sins being the reason that Jake and Sawyer were not written into the book of life.  Must remember that my guilt is in the river. 

WE REMEMBER THEM.

At the rising of the sun and at its going down
We remember them.

At the blowing of the wind and in the chill of winter
We remember them.

At the opening of the buds and in the rebirth of spring
We remember them.

At the blueness of the skies and in the warmth of summer
We remember them.

At the rustling of the leaves and in the beauty of autumn
We remember them.

At the beginning of the year and when it ends
We remember them.

As long as we live, they too will live, for they are now a part of us as
We remember them.

When we are weary and in need of strength
We remember them.

When we are lost and sick at heart
We remember them.

When we have joy we crave to share
We remember them.

When we have decisions that are difficult to make
We remember them.

When we have achievements that are based on theirs
We remember them.

As long as we live, they too will live, for they are now a part of us as
We remember them.

By Sylvan Kamens and Rabbi Jack Reimer

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  1. Beautiful words Lanie. xo

  2. beautiful words and beautiful children. wishing you a happy new year

  3. L’shana Tova to all of you for a healthy and happy new year

  4. We remember them too. Happy New Year! xxxooo

  5. Everytime you write, everytime we think of you, we remember them. All my best to you my dear. Love, Amy

  6. thank you for sharing the beautiful poem

  7. Thanks for these beautiful words.

  8. […] So sorry if you recently received spam from me again.  I have changed my password and hopefully I should be spam free […]


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