I have special visitors this week! My parents, who live in Cleveland OH are here for Shabbos and Shavuos. My brother Ace and his family are also here. This is a huge treat.
As part of Live Judaism I decided to film us polishing the Shabbos candlesticks, something which I do way too infrequently. The bonus was that I actually got around to polishing them! The double bonus was that I got to bring my mother into my world.
My mother is a lady; gentle , refined, clear, compassionate and fun. ( I don’t know how fun fits into Lady, but it works on her.) She’s also made an art out of homemaking and cooking ( and giving.)
I on the other hand am engaged in a never ending battle between seeing housework as the nemisis to my creativity and the knowledge that it’s a positive expression of love for my family. Either way, it doesn’t go away!
Enjoy this totally candid Live Stream – it gets a little crazy somewhere in the middle. You’ll begin to wonder if we’ll even end up getting any work done!
It was a strangely special experience. Can you share a memory with me of a time when your mother was in your world? Thanks!
Click below to see the video