© 2010 Trisha Arlin
Brucha Ya, Ruach HaOlam
Bless Yah, Breath of the universe
Thank you for all the contradictions of Home:
Connection and Independence,
Satisfaction and Frustration
Dull Sameness and Scary Change.
Faith and Skepticism
Patriotism and Rebellion
Cosmic Glue and Holy Separation.
Trust and Disbelief
Joy and Agony
True Perception And Cruel Obtuseness
Kindness and Squabbles
Imprisonment and Picnics
Serene Nature and Fabulous Fireworks.
Modim Anachnu HaMakom.
Thank you for this place, our country, our home,
the United States of America of many voices,
land of both opportunity and disappointment.
Imperfect but sometimes incredibly glorious, home.
Where doubt can be an act of faith
And all hands are needed.