Wednesday, May 13, 2009

no coincidences.....

i sit atop my roost, as it were, in the 'actual airspace' of the dome of the mosque.....
what on earth am i doing here??
in this, of all places??
what powerful message is embedded in the actual location of my sojourning?
what quest will merit the tipping scales of my Judaic meanderings?

is 'peace' the ultimate aspiration?
can there be peace in a theologically disputed world??

where are the SIMPLE answers?
one plus one equals WHAT??

TAKE A MAN WHO IS WILLING TO BLOW HIMSELF UP, IN THE NAME OF HIS BOOK, AND ANOTHER MAN WHO IS ONLY REALLY THE 'SUM TOTAL' OF HIS BOOKS......

throw these two disparate characters into a blender.......
and watch the bloodshed unfold.....
veritable buckets of blood and guts and tears and teachings and UTTER SPECULATION.......
to be sure......

and yet....and yet......

we continue to hope, against hopes, that somehow we will find our way........
a way far removed from the familiar routes weve traveled upon......

food for extreme and clear thought.....

hummus and tahina for the soul??

extinguish the pain, Ribbono Shel Olam....

we beseech you.......