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PAULA - day 36 CHESED sh b'YESOD

ספירת העומר

Kabbalistic Sephirat HaOmer week 6 day 1

Loving-Kindness of Bonding
Day 36, double chai, of the Omer

Thinking about the importance of today's energy combination pair Chesed sh b'Yesod, I recognize something bitter sweet and meaningful that I did in terms of Lovingkindness in Bonding Connection. These are actions that unite us in interactions with another, and G*d in Yesod.

This week an elderly, awesome, violinist friend of mine, Paula, is in an ICU. May the Compassionate One heal Paula.

Today I went into my photo files because I now have Paula's son's contact info for first time, and I sent a photo to the son, of Paula performing at the Jewish Home for the Aged when we did one of our annual holiday concerts, "From OY's to JOY's". Leaving my drum by the stage, I raced into the audience, so I could quickly photograph dear Paula. 

Today, when the son received the photo of his mother, he sent the following to me, which gave me tears of connection: 

"This photo was the desktop page for my mother’s computer for years before she stopped using a computer last September.  I never knew who the photographer was.  Thank you so much.  It is one of my most cherished photos of her."

The son is using my photos in a slide show he is preparing.
I have sent the photo and others out to the musicians to let them know about Paula's critical condition.

El Na ReFa NaLa   Please G*d, please heal her.  Let Paula hear the angelic Klezmer sounds of her strings.

Paula Robinson
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17 days later

Baruch Dayan HaEmet
Paula, z"l, was filled with vitality for life, and especially loved sharing her music.
Paula loved going to Klez Kamp for music.
Paula loved playing with clarinetist, David.
We shared Renewal congregations and friends.
Paula shared her courageous travel stories with me.
Knowing I didn't live in the city, Paula offered that I could stay at her LA home if visiting LA.
Although I didn't take her up on the offer, I treasure Paula's gift offer.
I was blessed to know Paula and have a special bond with her.
May 18, 2013,  9 Sivan 5773
Woodlawn Cemetery, Santa Monica, CA

PAULA - day 36 CHESED sh b’YESOD Omer’s double chai

Counting Omer 5 full weeks and 1 day of 7 Sephirot weeks

PSALMS OF MY SOUL and photos © Joy Krauthammer
Kabbalistic Sephirat HaOmer  ספירת העומר 


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