Shelly R. Fredman

A Day For Wonder

Shabbat, as Heschel observed, is a ‘palace in time,’ a day to shut everything else down and think of the Eternal.

04/28/2010

Vermont’s Queechee Gorge, formed by glaciers 13,000 years ago, cuts into the earth for nearly a mile, a roaring cascade of water that ends amidst the Ottauqueechee River. If you are 20 or so, as my two sons are, and you trust that the slippery rocks will hold you, you can walk out upon the river itself, stepping from stone to stone until you make it to a large boulder at the river’s center, sitting there with the bending yews before you, water rushing all around.

 heddy abramowitz, Jerusalem Morning, 2004, Oil on canvas.
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