- The above picture shows a second very special gift from Sami. This is a kippah handmade by him in my favorite colors (pink and purple, in case you couldn't tell). It is larger than the yellow-and-green one, more the size I like to wear. For all these reasons, I have decided that this is my official Ketamine treatment kippah, to be worn to every day of treatment. (And I am doing more Ketamine May 23-27.)
- I want to get back into having more of a religious and spiritual life. I want to read Jewish books, write letters to God, pray, and blog here. I haven't done any of that in far too long...I am starting back up again.
- When I was in college, I knew a girl who, for the sake of this blog, shall be named "Shoshana." "Shoshana" (Hebrew name, I know) is Protestant. At the time (don't know if they're still together or not) she had a Catholic boyfriend; they used to like to argue religion. Of course I was Facebook friends with "Shoshana," but you know how those things go...I hadn't spoken to her in years. A few days ago she contacted me on Facebook. We talked a bit there, and then, today, I decided to call her. She couldn't talk long, but we had a brief, meaningful chat about where God is in suffering. I hope this friendship continues: she is on fire for religion the way I am...I know very few other people like that, so I would love to have her back in my life.
EDITED TO ADD: I almost forgot this post's Reece's Rainbow child! This time, I am posting a girl. Here is "TONI," from my "Jacob's" country (not at liberty to share countries). She is diagnosed with VISION AND HEARING LOSS, and is aging out in OCTOBER.