Naked came I out of my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return thither.*
An estate sale
My friend called to tell me about some wonderful sheets that she found at an estate sale near my house. As you probably know, good sheets are terribly expensive. Well worth the price as they last forever, but still a shock when first purchased.
Thinking that it would be great to find some inexpensive but nice sheets for my two adult sons and their families, I went to the estate sale. Continue reading “Naked Came I”→
Leaving a gut wrenching exhibit on the treatment of Jews during World War II, I saw this sign.
The notion that what happened to the Jews of Ozeran, Ukraine and elsewhere in Europe can happen anywhere seems implausible.
Yet in our own country, we are now witnessing some of the the prescursors to those events in the denigration of minorities, lack of civil discourse, and assault on truth.
Undoubtedly, there are too many Americans of good will alive today to permit a slide into dictatorship any time soon; but perhaps in an era of great economic or climate upheaval, who knows what the future may hold? from the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education.
My companion that day was a young Jewish man who was blissfully unaware of the Holocaust. It was interesting and painful to experience his reaction to the exhibits.
I remember a Jewish man who was warning of these trends about ten years ago. I dismissed him as paranoid.
Never in this country I thought.
I hope I am right.
Yet, hope alone is not enough.
It’s not that simple.
I can’t stand by and watch evil triump in my country or my world.