Big and small

I believe in the relevance of this nightfall when I stand in the prairie, under a round sky deeper than eternity, colder and more distant than the human mind can bear.

I believe in the significance of Shabbat, though the urban skyline pushes me in, and the only stars are the ones that circle above, waiting for permission to land.

I wrap myself, my family, my life in Shabbat because it holds back the agoraphobic world, pulls in horizons and levels the sprawling towers. In another day they will spill out uncontrolled, but for tonight the world is made up of only a handful of people and enough time to enjoy their presence.

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