Jewish Prayers From the Heart and Pen of Alden Solovy

Things Break

Each day we face the flow of endings and beginnings. G-d’s love remains. To listen along, click on the triangle in the bar below. The text follows.

Things Break
Things break. Things die.
People break. People die.
The end approaches
Sometimes swiftly,
Sometimes slowly,
Sometimes secretly,
Sometimes in plain sight.

Things thrive. Things live.
People thrive. People live.
Vitality flows from the heavens.
Energy reaches up from the core of the earth.
Love shines from the center of my heart.

G-d of time and space,
All beginnings lead to endings.
All endings are beginnings.
Grant me the wisdom to see life as a sea
Of losses and gains,
A tide of joy and heartache,
Birth and death,
Illness and recovery,
The sacred and the profane.

G-d of All,
Glorious and Holy,
Things thrive, things break.
People live, people die.
Your love is Eternal.

© 2011 Alden Solovy and www.tobendlight.com. All rights reserved.

Postscript: These prayers are also about beginnings and endings: “Leaving,” “Arriving,” “Now” and “Near The End: A Meditation.”

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