I have had a very full day, starting at dawn to go to morning minyan and proceeding through everything from mail to email, to the time now inserted into the daily schedule for calling congressmen and anything else that might affect the common good, to keeping various scheduled appointments. Today, I received invaluable help in the office: one basket was full of I-no-longer-know-what; a second, impartial party handed me scrap after scrap of paper. Most had some sort of contact info plus a note of something I had meant to do/send/refer/tell---now illegible, incomprehensible or otherwise gone from memory. I was not prepared to just kiss them up to G-d and pitch them into the recycle bin en masse. Instead, I hope to do an enormous blind-copy group email of apology asking each one to tell me what it was that I said I'd send them. By doing this now, I am saving myself having to do it as the high Holy Days are looming in the Fall. By then, I may have another basket...When did Life get so complicated?
The day was redeemed by a visit with a lovely and spiritual group of people, and another impromptu one with an old friend on the way home.
I hear the wind blowing outside the windows. I look forward to seeing where everything has landed in the morning.
Wishing us all a deeply restful shabbos.