As August draws to a close, and September approaches on the horizon, I want to offer as a kavannah (intention) a poem by Zelda, translated from the Hebrew by Marcia Falk.
We had a hidden treasure of leisure
gentle as the morning air,
leisure of stories, kisses, tears,
leisure of holidays,
leisure of mamma, grandma, and the aunts
gliding on a boat of light,
in the small boat of peace
with the moon and the heavenly bodies.
May we find in these last moments of summer precious gifts of leisure, joy, renewal and peace that we are able carry with us throughout this new year.