a gay black woman's discovery of her jewish self

Spring Has (Finally) Sprung in NYC!

Posted on: April 9, 2013

Hello to all of my faithful readers!

It’s officially spring weather here in NYC. The highs are due to reach into the 70’s and I left the house without a jacket. People are drinking iced coffees and wearing flats with no tights. I thought it was a good time to get back into the swing of things in terms of writing, but feel it’s only natural to do some catching up.

1-Writing

I’ve actually been doing a great deal of writing, just not here. I’ve written several pieces for The Sisterhood and The Forward that were received with chilly, anti-semitic, hateful and sometimes really awful response. There were really thoughtful, kind and encouraging responses as well. I’ve also been writing for Jewniverse as well as a cameo on a Tablet Piece. I will be writing more here soon. Promise.

2-Life and Such

Life is a blessing, you know? Even when it’s hard and filled with unexpected bumps along the way. I’m trying to be mindful of the fact that life in and of itself is a blessing. Things with the lady are going really well. Our cats are good and our apartment is good. We’re happy to not have to move to NOLA, though we loved it down there. Depending on what happens with DOMA who knows. We’re currently sprouting some lettuces, kale and tomatoes for our porch garden. Follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Blogger and Tumblr to stay connected.

3. Judaism

Oh, Judaism, how I love you so. When I came back with a cross post a few weeks ago someone commented that they feared I’d walked away from it all and was glad to see me back here. I’ve definitely not turned away from Judaism, on the contrary I’m immersed in it all of time time at work! It’s been so much a part of my life that finding my way to synagogue has waned a bit, though I’m not sure Judaism needs to be contained within four walls. It is, after all, all around us, no? Gd’s love and beauty is in the air I breath, in the sun on my skin and occupying the thoughts in my head. I talk to Gd all of the time and patiently wait to hear Gd’s voice talk back.

So that’s where I am. What have you been up to?

 

1 Response to "Spring Has (Finally) Sprung in NYC!"

Found your blog earlier today and find your story and posts very encouraging and inspiring. Thank you for sharing your words with us! Love Wins, DAT

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