Thursday, May 29, 2014

Gazing Into the Setting Sun

Because I could not stop for Death

Because I could not stop for Death –
He kindly stopped for me –
The Carriage held but just Ourselves –
And Immortality

We slowly drove – He knew no haste
And I had put away
My labor and my leisure too
For His Civility --

We passed the School, where Children strove
At Recess – in the Ring –
We passed the Fields of Gazing Grain –
We passed the Setting Sun –

Or rather – He passed us –
The Dews drew quivering and chill –
For only Gossamer, my Gown –
My Tippet – only Tulle –

We paused before a House that seemed
A Swelling of the Ground –
The Roof was scarcely visible –
The Cornice – in the Ground –

Since then – 'tis Centuries – and yet
Feels shorter than the Day
I first surmised the Horses' Heads
Were toward Eternity –

Emily Dickinson

A passing in the extended family

An occurrence all too frequent

One day soon, all too soon

It will be our turn

to gaze into the setting sun


  1. My condolences to you and your family, Kenny.

  2. Painful to be separated from a loved one. But take heart. Nothing's permanent.

    The sun that sets in this world rises in the next.

  3. Will they have music this good at the next stop?

  4. And it always has been,
    that love does not perceive its own depth
    Until the hour of separation.
    Khalil Gibran

    I'm sorry, Kenny

  5. -
    if you want to rest in peace,
    be peaceful

    my condolences for your loss, Kenny

  6. for everything there is a season...
    rejoice and be glad...

    The speakers, all of whom were male, addressed the crowd from behind a one-way mirror,
    according to a report in the Orthodox newspaper Hamodia.
    The women in the audience could see the men speaking,
    while the men speaking could only see reflections of themselves....
    a murder of crows...?
    The proceedings were conducted largely in Yiddish,
    and Hamodia has not reported on the content of the rabbis’ speeches.
    No other report on the event is publicly available in English.
    A short video clip of the event highlights posted on YouTube includes
    a portion of a speech in Yiddish by Asher Anshel Katz, the Vien rebbe,
    summarizing the message of the event.

    In the clip, Katz says that women’s phones should not have web connections.
    But he also recognizes that some women need access to the Internet over their phones.
    “At the same time families must be supported, people must be able to connect with
    the world to have a job,” Katz said.

    Instead of an outright ban, speakers emphasized the power of women to
    control Internet use by their families, according to one attendee.
    Some ultra-Orthodox girls’ high schools mandated attendance by 12th graders.
    Adults attended as well. One rabbi made a PowerPoint presentation.
    Speakers offered tips to the women, including checking their email before
    their children wake up in the morning.
    A pamphlet left on every chair was titled “Let’s Save Ourselves and Our Generation.”

    A photo essay on the event on the ultra-Orthodox website Yeshiva World News
    shows the male rabbis and the women’s empty seats before the event,
    but includes no images of the female attendees.
    Read more:....about the journey to accommodate the ineffable by Les Visible
    or join a Yeshiva

    oddly the most crows I've ever seen were in Hollywood on 11 September of 2001...

    at sunset.



  7. Sorry Kenny. Best to you and yours.

  8. Thanks to everyone for stopping by and the kind words. The last 8 days have been hectic and I'm still playing catch up with work I had to delay. I hope to be back posting before long. Thanks again.