Here We Are

To you it has been almost 10 months

To us it is yesterday and today

It is this morning and last night

It is 10 minutes ago and it is 10 minutes from now when I am running late again

It is this time last year getting ready for a Bat Mitzvah

It is a year from now and five years from now and 10 years from now and 20 years from now

It is every moment that we roll over in bed and an alarm is going off

And we pull the blankets over our head

Or buy a puppy or write a poem or decorate for Halloween

Or watch every episode of Good Luck Charlie

Or show up in life because we don't want to disappear 

And with every step we have faith that time heals

Here we are we say over and over again even if we are not really sure

If you have lost someone you love, maybe you are here too?

I should be doing about a million other things

But Here I Am

In Hebrew "Here I Am" is "Hineni" הנני

I learned that from a Rabbi on TV

In bed catching up on a favorite series

That's where I spent some of yesterday

Today I am writing from my screened in porch

Somewhere over the rainbow

Where the bluebirds in my backyard sing

Song is Somewhere Over The Rainbow by Israel Kamakawiwo'de