Month: February 2013

The Hands of Those You Love

Even in the hospital, my grandmother’s hands are soft and elegant. Long, tapered strong fingernails painted red – and miraculously, the polish doesn’t chip in the least. Her skin is almost translucent but her hands are still velvety soft. I sat on the bed and gazed at her sweet face, stroking the skin I’ve known for 41 years. “I love… Read more →

The Purim Story

Today is a fun Jewish holiday called Purim, a sort of Halloween with a carnival-like atmosphere of dress-up and treats but with a meaningful story at its core. Purim is a story of everything being upside down. What you think is good is in fact bad and vice versa. Thankfully, the good guys win, but not without some harrowing, nail-biting… Read more →