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Joy Serves G*d in Joy as a passionate performing percussionist, poet, publisher, photographer, publicist, sound healer, spiritual guide, artist, gardener and Gemini. "Ivdu Et Hashem B'Simcha" -Psalm 100:2 ....... Joy Krauthammer, active in the Jewish Renewal, Feminist, and neo-Chasidic worlds for over three decades, kabbalistically leads Jewish women's life-cycle rituals. ... Workshops, and Bands are available for all Shuls, Sisterhoods, Rosh Chodeshes, Retreats, Concerts, Conferences & Festivals. ... My kavanah/intention is that my creative expressive gifts are inspirational, uplifting and joyous. In gratitude, I love doing mitzvot/good deeds, and connecting people in joy. In the zechut/merit of Reb Shlomo Carlebach, zt'l, I mamash love to help make our universe a smaller world, one REVEALING more spiritual consciousness, connection, compassion, and chesed/lovingkindness; to make visible the Face of the Divine... VIEW MY COMPLETE PROFILE and enjoy all offerings.... For BOOKINGS write: joyofwisdom1 at gmail.com, leave a COMMENT below, or call me. ... "Don't Postpone Joy" bear photo montage by Joy. Click to enlarge. BlesSings, Joy

JOY'S POEMS ... "You G*d are the Compassion, the Strength, the Beauty, the Victory, the Splendor, and the Foundation of everything in Heaven and on Earth." (1 Chronicles 1:29) ... I see Your Face in All Nature that I photograph. ... ... http://joys-poems.blogspot.com/ . . . Click "Older Posts" on lower right of each post page for MORE earlier posted stories and art.


Trespassing Boundaries and Fear

Joy trespassing her own boundaries and fear
© Nadav

Trespassing Boundaries and Fear

- Joy Krauthammer

Afraid of the water, 
I couldn't cross over Sedona's icy Oak Creek
to get to the other side.

Trespassing my own boundaries and fear
With encouragement from a friend 
Over the long narrow log I walked 
as if a trapeze wire.
I did it.

 On the other side, 
Joy is revealed.


Joy Krauthammer said...

Twenty years later,
finally I published the photo beyond fear,
and added a few words.

Anonymous said...

Keep giving me occasions
to be proud of you.
Look how you, smiling like a feat-accomplishing
toddler, weren't even wearing
tightrope walker's slippers!

Is that a rain stick you carry
or a balancing prop?


with Love to Joy