day 39 of 50 war paint is a lot like lipstick

Jacqueline: (broken make-up pot) on the outside everything looks FINE Amichai: Makeup, I once was told by a veteran dragqueen, is war paint, and the best way to put on lipstick is with a very big smile. The painted face may enhance your features but your inside is what will make you shine, and maybe […]

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day 37 of 50 making roses out of pencil shavings

Jacqueline: (pencil) but what can be repaired with broken tools? Amichai: Simple tools, like pencil sharpeners, come along to help fix life. It’s so easy to forget about them, and so easy to discard the point-less pencil, but what little pleasure might be gotten from the sharpening, the second chance? (When I was a kid […]

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day 36 of 50 fixing friendships?

Jacqueline: it doesn’t matter how it broke but can it be fixed. can it be fixed? can it ever be ok again? Amichai: This evening, as a quiet sabbath ends I think about relationships that have gone awry, friendships on the rocks. Can they be fixed? Can bad blood, with good intentions and heartfelt focus […]

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day 35 of 50 All that hangs on humble hanger

Jacqueline: sometimes is comes together, and sometimes it all falls apart Amichai: So much hangs on humble hanger, gravity defying responsibility for the perfect crease in the sabbath shirt. Thank you humble hanger, designed, invented, for this very moment of a simple need. And then when you break, you’re no longer useful, a use-less hanger, […]

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