Wednesday, February 6, 2013

A Profound and Simple Goidbye.


As-Salāmu `Alaykum .  I spent the afternoon service@Sinai Chapel with my friend Matt who's  dear mother Sylvia Lila Friedman made her transition. Myself, Joe Quinn a quintessential Irish man , Ron my Kramer est neighbor smiling at the fact JQ had in his side pocket a small bottle of Jim Bean bourbon a definite comedy reminisce a Seinfeld episode. Sitting inside listening to the  Rabbi reading of the 23rd Psalm a calmness embrace me. Before me sat members of The Jewish War Veteran's of America who offered there support to the Friedman family I especially enjoyed listening to the Rabbi on the meaning of a woman, mother and her name. The meaning of ones name how significant. Their soft tears and heartache from her husband of 67 years to his beloved Lila and the shared heartfelt story from their son Matthew was simply beautiful his fond loving admiration for his mother was a moment for me to reflect on my own mother and realize being patient and practical with a selfless love for the one who gave life and endured through trial,tribulation of rearing children such as ... At the Interment @ Mt. Hebron Cemetery a simplicity  of death amongst the Jewish people. A simple pine box as we all return to dirt and the dead know none of elaborate carved coffins, silk lining it is what I wish a simple departure from an ugly ,selfish world full of hatred now one can finally rest .  The chilled air licked at the tips of noses,ears during The Mourner's Kaddish . We departed returning to the cars to observe Shiva at the Friedman residence with my friends and family. I gave him words from the Prophet to comfort during his time of bereavement .  
“When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.” Khalil Gibran      Peace out 
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. 2 He maketh me to lie down in green [1] pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. 3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. 4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. 5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest [2] my head with oil; my cup runneth over. 6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever. 


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