Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Blog Elul Day 29-Return

"Return again, return again. Return to the land of your soul. Return to who you are. Return to what you are. Return to where you are. Born and reborn again."~Reb Shlomo Carlebach

It is within us all to become the person we wish to be.

Reviewing the Situation (from Oliver!) Music and Lyrics by Lionel Bart

**Blog Elul is the brainchild of Rabbi Phyllis Sommer. Her blog and various links can be found at http://imabima.blogspot.ca

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Blog Elul Day 28-Give

"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give."~Winston Churchill

When people are given the ability to work towards a decent way of life, they are given dignity.

7 1/2 Cents (from The Pajama Game) Music and Lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross

**Blog Elul is the brainchild of Rabbi Phyllis Sommer. Her blog and various links can be found at http://imabima.blogspot.ca

Monday, 22 September 2014

Blog Elul Day 27-Intend

"The evil that is in the world almost always comes of ignorance, and good intentions may do as much harm as malevolence if they lack understanding."~Albert Camus

Where we end up may be far from where we began. Our passions will dictate the roads we follow.

Corner of the Sky (from Pippin) Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz

**Blog Elul is the brainchild of Rabbi Phyllis Sommer. Her blog and various links can be found at http://imabima.blogspot.ca

Sunday, 21 September 2014

Blog Elul Day 26-Hope

"Where there is no hope, there is no vision."~George Washington Carver

Hope is what nurtures us, feeds us, and sustains us.

Time Heals Everything (from Mack and Mabel) Music and Lyrics by Jerry Herman

**Blog Elul is the brainchild of Rabbi Phyllis Sommer. Her blog and various links can be found at http://imabima.blogspot.ca

Saturday, 20 September 2014

Blog Elul Day 25-Begin

"To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance."~Oscar Wilde 

New beginnings are filled with possibilities. It is what we do with the middles that determines the depths of those possibilities.

Here I Go (from If/Then) Music by Tom Kitt; Lyrics by Brian Yorkey

**Blog Elul is the brainchild of Rabbi Phyllis Sommer. Her blog and various links can be found at http://imabima.blogspot.ca

Friday, 19 September 2014

Blog Elul Day 24-End

"Our life is an apprenticeship to the truth that around every circle another can be drawn; that there is no end in nature, but every end is a beginning, and under every deep a lower deep opens."~Ralph Waldo Emerson

What we perceive as endings are actually new norms. We move forward not always because we want to, but because we need to.

Hard Candy Christmas (from The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas) Music and Lyrics by Carol Hall

**Blog Elul is the brainchild of Rabbi Phyllis Sommer. Her blog and various links can be found at http://imabima.blogspot.ca

(Editorial note: This is NOT a Christmas song, even though it is often mistaken for one and sung as such. It is a song of lament and of what happens next. It is so often associated with Dolly Parton that many people think that she wrote it.)

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Blog Elul Day 23-Love

"I have found the paradox that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love."~Mother Theresa

The pain of losing can only be salved by the remembrance of the love.

Falling Slowly (from Once) Music and Lyrics by Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová

**Blog Elul is the brainchild of Rabbi Phyllis Sommer. Her blog and various links can be found at http://imabima.blogspot.ca