This picture of my father, taken in 2007, found its way back into my life recently. I thought about this photo several times over the years, as I originally wanted to frame a copy to give to my father.
“Everything is by Divine Providence.
If a leaf is turned over by a breeze,
It is only because this has been specifically ordained
by God to serve a particular function
within the purpose of creation.”
-- Baal Shem Tov
As a child I often felt unloved and alone. Since I was surrounded by sisters, parents and expanded family constantly coming and going it didn’t always make sense. I was never sure of my place or my role.