Monday, May 17, 2010

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Modern Musings

by Reb Akiva at Mystical Paths

We used to dream under the stars and contemplate life as the clouds passed by. We wondered about tomorrow and prayed to G-d that it be well. The days were long, the work was hard, but the mind was free.

Now we school in ordered rows in air conditioned rooms. We travel to work in air conditioned cars with music or talk blaring. We notice the weather only to turn on the car lights or the windshield wipers, a brief interruption only.

We arrive at work and settle in our little cube-space. We look down at our work, starting at a glowing screen under glowing white lights in a noisy climate controlled room. The phone rings, the computer beeps, the A/C hums, the people talk.

Did a cloud pass? Did the stars shine bright? We do not know. For the body is free of the worries of the past, but the mind is shackled.



And G-d? The soft still voice cannot be heard over the din.

2 comments:

crazy smade said...

Stars? You mean with all the light pollution in the world there are still places where one can actually see the stars at night? Who knew?

Your point is well taken. Who wants to be shackled? Who wants to spend their days and nights trying to earn a living that barely allows one to continue existing and in the process sucks the life force right out of one's soul?

And I'm the one that's crazy for always trying to bring up HaShem? And people wonder why I'm not happy being a simple Noachide? And people wonder why I'm so drawn to Orthodox Judaism? And people wonder why I want to escape the land of the living dead? And people wonder why I'm not content with my lot in life? What life? I'm just another enabler of the System and one of the living dead.

I WANT OUT!!! HASHEM, PLEASE RESCUE MY SON AND I FROM THIS PAGAN REDNECK UNDERWORLD! PLEASE REDEEM MY SON AND I FROM PHARAOH'S PRISON! PLEASE!?!?!?

::::heavy sigh::::

Yeah, go ahead and delete this. I'm just blowing off steam.

Anonymous said...

Sounds familiar.

(I'm crazy too.)

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