From my dear friend, reflecting on passages
(and we've had quite a few this year.)
"Those I have loved, though now beyond my view,
have given form and quality to my being.
They have led me into the wide universe
I continue to inhabit, and their presence
is more to me than their absence."
-Rabbi Morris Adler
Forgive me for going all Hebrew on you... my spelling may be terrible, my pronunciation rough, but the sentiment is all there, from Psalm 90
"Limnot yamaynu kayn hoda v'navi l'vav khokh'mo."
Teach us to treasure our days, that we may open our hearts to your wisdom.