July 18th, 2011



I knew that when I became an avel, one subject to the Jewish laws of mourning, that it would alter my awareness of the passage of time. This was evident in the dvar Torah that I wrote for MIT Hillel a few months back:

We mourn someone whose days have reached their final number, and we count seven days, and thirty days, and eleven months, and a year.

What I hadn't anticipated was the way my time awareness would also change regarding hours, minutes, and seconds.

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The lesson is: I have to watch the seconds, and let the year take care of itself.