Saturday, February 24, 2007


Why do we sometimes feel so distant?
Just when we need a divine hug..
Its not there
Even the tears
Arent there

Last night I was feeling just this...when as a Godsend I was looking at a sefer with a collection of the Baal Shem Tovs words..
And saw that one of his disciples asked him just this question.

And he replied...

When a child
A baby is born
He needs to be held

When the parent understands
Sees the child stands
Is somewhat steady
The child is ready
He takes a few steps away
The child is scared..alone
For a moment on his own
Until he looks up and sees
His loving father on his knees
Just a few steps away
Arms open
Take a step...he pleads..
Walk to me
I will never

Always for our good
God sometimes steps away from us..
Wants us to take steps on our own...
He’ll always be there waiting
Making sure we don’t fall

I went to sleep with a smile on my face.


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Blogger Moiy-rah said...

may i be the first one to say...




February 24, 2007 10:20 PM  
Blogger David_on_the_Lake said...

Yes you may...Moiy..


February 24, 2007 10:23 PM  
Blogger The Dreamer said...

I've heard the idea expressed before, but this brought it to mind once more. Thank you!

Guess I'm a good influence, huh?
Keep smiling!


February 25, 2007 1:09 AM  
Blogger ~ Sarah ~ said...

that is beautiful.
i went to a shiur recently where they talked about a similar topic... that happiness can be achieved by knowing that everything is from Hashem and he is always there, so even if it seems bad it's not because it's from Him, a gift and even when something we want or have asked for doesn't happen it's not because He does not answer it's because the answer may be "no" or "not right now". all these sort of ideas are very comforting especially during difficult situations.

February 25, 2007 3:12 AM  
Blogger David_on_the_Lake said...

Yup u are..but have no fear the dots shall be back..

thats very true...
Its all about seeing things from a divine perpective not a selfish one

February 25, 2007 4:28 PM  
Blogger socialworker/frustrated mom said...

Very nice pshat I have heard this idea even from secular sources but never knew the baal shem tov said it good to know.

February 25, 2007 8:03 PM  
Blogger Bas~Melech said...

That was gorgeous.
I don't know how you keep churning out the right words for these great thoughts.

And what have you and Dreamer been doing behind my back? Dots?!

February 25, 2007 8:20 PM  
Blogger The Dreamer said...

basmelech - guess you don't read comments...

David's very into the triple dots. Haven't you noticed?

February 25, 2007 8:57 PM  
Blogger chana said...




February 25, 2007 8:59 PM  
Blogger Lvnsm27 said...

That brought tears to my eyes. It's all about bitachon

February 26, 2007 12:27 AM  
Blogger The Dreamer said...

David - I tagged you.............................................................

February 26, 2007 8:40 AM  
Blogger yingerman said...

Children are really what life is about, the very first mitzvah.
The rest is just spice.

February 26, 2007 12:57 PM  
Blogger David_on_the_Lake said...

wow everyone seems to have heard it cept for

dreamer seems to have latched onto my dot making abilities...


thank u..yes it is, but more than that its about grabbing the initiative

tagged?..more like bombarded me with dots..!
ok..I'll get to it..
I do have to say I dislike this tag cuz really whats the point?..its not like a fun question. You just have to choose one blog..and make everyone else feel rotten

hmm interesting

February 26, 2007 4:46 PM  
Blogger The Dreamer said...

i didn't make it up, david.

gosh, i hope noone else feels rotten. didn't mean it that way...

February 26, 2007 11:52 PM  
Blogger David_on_the_Lake said...

c'v not blaming you..

February 27, 2007 2:08 PM  

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