I have to stop doing this: the first HOURS of my day are on line then on the phone calling senators and representatives. There's got to be a better way...There's got to be some way...
I began and ended the active part of my day with the same song---a rehearsal in the morning, and the performance in the evening, at the JCC's tribute to Leonard Cohen: "Anthem"---the one reminding us that the crack in everything is how the light gets in. I pray so.
But my less noble wish is that our newly elected and his swamp cabinet are all in one spot when G-d decides it's at least as bad as Korach and lets the crack in the earth open wide to swallow them all. (I tell myself that this is Not Nice. Then I remember that these days I don't care so much about being Nice.)
This evening's event itself was a beautiful tribute to and appreciation of Cohen, z'l---everything from songs solo and ensemble to a fabulous couple doing tango to "Dance Me To the End of Love", which still rings in my head as I try to wind down enough to go to sleep. If anyone has not heard this already, try to find his latest song, "You Want It Darker", which is essentially his Kaddish. It is strong---and it is timely. Here it is, below; good night.