Thursday, March 22, 2012

Shiva Minyan

The last two evenings I attended a Shiva Minyan (prayer service at the home of a person's who is observing the week of mourning).  As a person obligated to attend minyan, I've become valued as an available person to attend shiva minyans.  I was one of nine other men.  The experience brought back the raw emotions I experienced at my own shiva.  Now things have "settled down."  My mother's death seems like a long time ago.

I said kaddish along with the shiva mourner.  Two losses fusing into one.  My words supporting his, my presence enabling his kaddish.

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