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March 2021

Ilu...If Only

"Dayenu"   

I found this posted on Facebook by a friend. 

Dayenu
It literally means "It would have been enough".   This site translates the text.
Ilu means "if only"

I played this video because I'm having a shortage of peace these days and any exploration could be helpful.
And also because, in my struggles with the G word, and spirit, and just plain wishing for more love in the world, it's good for me to peek into religious beliefs of others now & then to see if I might be missing something.

Remembering grammar, I felt something niggling at me. I did not remember it is called Past Conditional.
"Things would have been different if another situation or condition had been met."  an explanation of Past Conditional English from here.
So, IF this had happened (been done), it WOULD HAVE BEEN ENOUGH.

It looks like a catalogue of regrets to me.  Any comments?

 

 

 

 


2-3 more things to think/talk about...

 



https://eand.co/the-origins-of-americas-unique-and-spectacular-cruelty-74a91f53ce29
The Origins of America's Unique and Spectacular Cruelty

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/religion/2021/03/22/preachers-sneakers-instagram-wealth/
Preacher/church Wealth 

All this crap bothers me. possibly more than it should - possibly not enough.

I don't know whether to stop reading (can I?) or emigrate.  I don't know if there is anywhere else to go...  ?
I don't know how to be helpful. I'm a little embarrassed by all the physical comfort and 'things' that I have.
Let's talk...

 

 

 


One Year In on the Global Pandemic

"No matter how old you are, as you read you might ask yourself a question, too:
How has this year challenged and changed your generation?"   [emphasis mine] 
    
— Katherine Schulten, editor, The Learning Network

"For many American teens, this year will be the defining moment of their young lives.
In words, images and videos, they showed us how they’ve met these challenges in an unrecognizable world."


The subtitle and quote above come from NYT's Coming of Age article
about America's teens and how they have fared this first year. 
Here is just one of them:
    
    "This photo encompasses my own identity as an L.G.B.T.Q.+ Filipina-American woman. It highlights my role as an ally to the     movements of social justice. No longer do I talk about boys or paint my nails, but start to recognize the part I can play in fighting     for justice and how to tackle my implicit biases.
    Although this was not the summer I was expecting, it truly has brought on tremendous personal growth, which I would not trade     for anything."     --La Habra, Calif.  Christian Lee, 17


There are several others, each completely worth some of your time. (imo)


there is a paywall up at NYT, so if you want to read it and can't, let me know...)

       


and/or this one: "Where do the dead go in our Imaginations"

article...  where do they go in yours... ?

 

housekeeping... usually I categorize things as Covid related if that is the subject in any part of the post.
But.. I think that the pandemic is so pervasive, scary, politicized, depressing, killing!,...  I'm sure it colors my subjectivity!

so all the posts from March 2020 onward fit there too.