Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Returning to Prayer: A #BlogElul Post

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Last year, the #BlogElul writing prompt for the first day of Elul was "return."  This year, it's the final prompt, serving as a framework for the last #BlogElul post of 5773 -- and bringing this year's month of daily writing full circle, returning it to its starting point. 
I have no idea why I know this, except that my mind, my heart, and my prayers return every single day to my friends who were the subject of that post on 1 Elul 5772.

Today, as we stand on the brink of yet another new year, holding fast to the hope that it will be a good, sweet, and healthy one for us all, I return to these words from last year's post, and, once again, offer them in prayer:
Please take good care of all of them, especially Superman Sam, so he can return to his normal life with his sibs and his ‘rents in Chicago and stay there…except for treks across the border to camp or to visit his Bubbe and Zayde.
Ken yehi ratzon.
 L'shanah tovah u'metukah!

Inspired by Ima on (and off) the Bima, this post is one in a series marking the days of the Hebrew month of Elul, which precedes the Jewish High Holidays and traditionally serves as a time of reflection and spiritual preparation for the new year.