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Yenta's Summer of Love Story
Hello my dawlinks! It's your Yenta. I heard from an old friend this past week. It was a miracle to hear from him. From what I recall it was miracle either one of us remembered the other. Apart from being alter kakers (old geezers), we experienced the 60's to the fullest degree and still have our wits and functioning memories. A nes (miracle)! Thanks be to G-d!
The Summer Of Love, 1967, if memory serves. Lots of beads, hippie clothing (optional), love and compassion among the kibutsim (gatherers), but not about the establishments of the area. We weren't exactly welcomed. One lady chased me with a broom from her store until I cursed her out in Yiddish ... and then her tune changed - she invited me in for Gefilte Fish and some Lox with a shmear on a bagel. "So, nu?" she said.
"Nu", Liblings, means 'what's new?', and I sat with her to explain the movement afoot. I broke it down in terms she could understand; The Exodus. "This is OUR coming of age, OUR departure from "Pharaoh", a.k.a. "The Government" .... it is OUR chance to find a land of milk and honey right here. All our ancestors used herbal and then homeopathic remedies to "find what they were looking for" and to help what ailed them ... to get closer to G-d. We are no different, just the newer version of the olders, but the "establishment" has forgotten all this, and they don't want to be reminded from whence they came."
Kindeleh, by the time I was done, not only was I calling this lovely woman "Bubbie" but the congregants from her Shul (Synagogue) had come to visit her small store, and they were listening. Then we were all bantering, discussing, philosophizing, solving the world's problems, giving medical advise to one another, and by the time I was done we held Shabbot (Sabbath) on the banks of the San Francisco Bay, Orthodox Jews and Hippies alike. One Moile (A Rabbi that does circumcision) offered his services at a cut rate to a few of the nudists. They declined of course.
The gathering wasn't just the two groups but included tourists, locals, passers-bys, authorities, whomever wanted or needed to arayntretn in (join in) and commune with us -- those who needed or wanted to feel the warmth of love, the power of the group's prayers, the gift of the sunset. At that point in time it didn't matter what religion we were, what background we came from, how much money was in our pockets or bank accounts; all that mattered was we were together and sharing. For a brief moment in time, we were just beings. As it should always be. Shtendik! ("always").
Inside we are the same. Our coverings mean nothing but to identify us as individuals, nothing more. We all have our happiness, sorrows, joys, pains, troubles and triumphs. When you see beyond the cover, you will find more of yourself as well. It couldn't hurt! Peace, love and light my dawlinks!
Yenta Tellabenta is truly a 'creation' for outreach and education with Lumigrate.com through storytelling and reinforcement of key concepts related to body, mind, spirit. Written by a very talented and somewhat mysterious younger wise woman who found her way to Lumigrate the summer of 2009, we hope you enjoy having your own Yenta with us at Lumigrate! Yenta (meaning 'town gossip' or 'connector') has a dedicated Forum at Lumigrate at http://www.lumigrate.com/forums/health-issuesdis-eases/fibro... and can also be found on facebook.
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