When I would visit her when she lived in Ottawa, she would take me to parties – parties in restaurants. I felt like a celebrity, because for me it was only celebrities that partied in restaurants. The people at these parties were different too. They had foreign-sounding names and talked with accents – German and British.
As I drove on, pressed against time, I was already preparing my defense. In my head, I saw myself in a TV courtroom pleading my own case like a seasoned lawyer, “Members of the jury, here stands an innocent man!” It didn’t work.
Not everyone is lucky enough to hold on to the relationships they held so dear in elementary school. Due to their families moving or simply growing apart from younger social circles, you make new friends and forget the old ones. I, fortunately, have held onto the friendship that I have considered sacred since I was 7 years old.
Thanking me, she picked up her valuables and left – leaving me with the feeling that I was the one out of touch.
Every little girl dreams that one day her prince will take her off by carriage to a castle and marry her. But of course these little girls grow up and humdrum reality makes them realize that this is just a fantasy. Or is it?
Once upon a time, the fabled “sex, drugs and rock ‘n roll” lifestyle used to the aspiration of many a young man or woman. Believe me, drugs and/or alcohol can actually stop you being able to do one of the other two, and sometimes both. This article is designed to inform you of just how difficult and unhealthy that may become.
He was the gardener of our lives – pruning here; nurturing there. When he died, it left a huge hole in our lives, where a great … not perfect … man once lived.
First comes love, then comes marriage. It’s been the custom for centuries that couples in love will eventually get married. A traditional marriage begins with a proposal, the man down on one knee, a diamond in hand, asking his one true love to spend the rest of her life with him. It’s a beautiful time – a gesture of pure love and commitment. But why a ring?
How could you tell a child that discrimination has sides, that the Nazi flag flown in Charlottesville, Virgina had sides. So wrong, so very wrong. You and I, me and you, we are also Hebrew – you should feel that in your soul’s fire, deep within where God lives in us all. I am begging you, hear him too.
The technology of today, our medicine, have left us struggling with decisions that years ago we would not even have to think about. Our elderly parents would have died in their sleep in their own beds — no fanfare, no ambulances, no needles, no poking or prodding. Just old-fashioned death at your door, and he would come for you only once.