Take Heart and Let the Sadness Come
Today is Tisha B’av, a Jewish fast day dedicated to mourning the various acts that destroy holiness in the world. I learned this from the blog of composer Meira Warshauer. She and I have been friends since we were in first grade.
She writes: “Today, for a few more hours, we can feel the sadness of a world in pain. Today we donâ€™t have to get busy fixing it. We also donâ€™t have to turn away from things too difficult or inconvenient to face. We can live with the sorrow. We donâ€™t eat, we donâ€™t bathe or listen to music. We are just present with the broken-ness of our world. We feel compassion. We let our hearts break.”
That takes courage. That’s bold.