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# 213 – Le Shana Tova

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September 14, 2012

Came home early this morning – and shall leave again Tuesday afternoon.

Not very ‘kosher’ of me, as Tuesday is still part of the holiday. But work beckons.

But I AM here to be with the family. Today already, we were together, playing with the grandchildren.

And over the 3 days, we shall greet, eat, hug and smile.

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And over the 3 days, we shall greet, eat, hug and smile.

5773 is the Jewish year, in case you’re interested.

We have a lovely addition to the family, as some of you know. His name is Matan, meaning ‘gift’ and he was born Sep 1.

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As you see, Naya, now 17 months, is pretty happy about this…

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2 weeks ago, we had the following situation..

 …..and I wrote…

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Hello?

Hello.

Who are you?

I don’t know. You?

Tinokio. [‘Tinok’ is Hebrew for ‘baby’]

You Japanese?

I don’t know.

 

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Where are you?

I don’t know. You?

I don’t know.

Why not?

I can’t see.

What’s see?

I don’t know. They say that.

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Who says that?

I don’t know. The voices I hear.

I hear voices, too.

Strange place, this.

What’s it like?

I don’t know.

I’m floating.

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What’s floating?

I don’t know. But it’s nice.

What’s it like?

Flying.

What’s flying?

I don’t know. But it’s nice.

Maybe I’m floating.

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How do you know?

I don’t know. But it’s nice.

I’m leaving here soon.

How do you know?

I don’t know.

…but I have a feeling it’s time.

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But you can’t leave me!

I won’t.

How do you know?

You’re my soul cousin.

How do you know?

I know.

 

And then……

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Tinokio is out, is named Matan, but what’s her name is still inside. So I wrote…..

 

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Hello in there.

Who’s that?

Still Tinokio.

Ah, my soul cousin. You sound clearer.

I’m out.

Out? Out of where?

I don’t know. But it’s brighter out here.

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What’s bright?

Light.

What’s light?

I don’t know, but it’s fun.

I hear new voices.

It’s people.

What’s people?

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I don’t know, but I think I’m one of them.

Am I one of them?

I don’t know. I can’t see you.

Ow! What was that!

It’s one of them….Naya.

What’s it doing?

I don’t know. Ow!

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What was that?

It did the same to me!

Did what?

Stroked me.

What’s that?

I don’t know, but it’s nice.

It stroked me too.

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How do you know?

I don’t know – but it was nice.

I’m off now.

Don’t leave me!

Never. I’m your soul cousin.

Where you going?

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Snip snip.

What’s snip snip?

I don’t know. I’m not to worry.

What’s worry?

I don’t know. They told me I’ll be a Jew now.

Bless you.

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What’s ‘bless you’?

I don’t know. But they say that when the other says ‘a Jew’.

That’s nice.

I’ll be with you for snip snip.

Why?

I’m your soul cousin.

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Why?

I don’t know, but it’s nice.

Happy New Year to you all…

Stephen

 

PS – You can now read all of the poems in Stephen’s separate book, ‘Soul Cousins’ available online…

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