#BlogElul 15: Learn

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I have learned much in my time
blessed with intellectual curiosity
an inherent thirst for knowledge
and an overactive brain.

I have learned how to grieve
for my father and mother
for what might have been
for roads not taken.

I have learned
how to unlearn
distrust/fear/trauma
triggers/rage/flashbacks.

I continue to learn to be a Jew
through study and prayer
with love for ritual
and richness.

I have not needed to learn
about God in my life
God is about love
faith and trust.


I’ve decided to participate for the first time in #blogElul, which I have followed for a few years. I’ve never had the courage to get my feet wet – this year, I’m jumping into the deep end of the pool! Check out some of the amazing  themed posts geared around the work and joy of Elul – of introspection and reflection in the days leading to the High Holy Days (Organized by Ima Bima.) You can read last year’s and this year’s #blogElul posts via the Elul tag.

About armsakimbobook

I'm a mother, a lawyer, a feminist, a writer, a potter, and an inveterate and unapologetic New Yorker. My book, Arms Akimbo: A Journey of Healing, tells of my journey of healing over a number of years, learning to live a full life after I was molested by my father at a very young age. I live in Medford, MA, part time with my 11 year-old daughter and full time with our dog, Toast, and our cats, Samson and Hercules.
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