So here we are on the verge of yet another Yom Kippur. I don't mean that to sound negative, it is just hard to believe that yet another year has come and gone. Time moves at an unreal pace. Sometimes it feels like the good is a blink and the bad is eternal and then again it feels like the exact opposite.
Today I will spend large chunks of time preparing myself mentally for the day to come. It is both sad and somber, happy and joyful. It is a time in which I feel crazed and calm. My heart aches and my soul is singing.
The contradictions of life and death lie before me and I do what I can to reconcile it all. I'll not make this a long post. Let's pray that this is the year in which no children go hungry and we find cures for the diseases that rob us of our loved ones.
Let's pray that for an end to the bloodshed and the promotion of hate and look for a better world.
And should none of that come on a global scale I'll ask that Ha-Kodesh Baruch Hu give these blessings to some, if not all.
G'mar Chatima Tova.