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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.

CHILD and the TREE

CHILD and the TREE

- Joy Krauthammer © 

A sweet experience
with a Melaleuca tree
that I introduced this summer
to a small child
whom I met on a walk
with her aunt.

The young one
wanted to quickly finish
the short walk we were on
and return home.

Then, intrigued,
standing in the middle of a stranger's lawn,
entranced, mesmerized,
she needed to stay
right where she was,
and on a tree's trunk
feel, touch, play,
peel, poke and push,
her little inquisitive fingers
into the cream colored, flaky--
soft foam-like,
responsive inviting bark.

Was the Melaleuca tree
enjoying the caressing play
by one of G*d's children?

I believe my friend's young niece
will treasure this encounter
as I waited for her,
and I hope, maybe
even remember me,
who made the acquaintance with her
to G*d's exquisite glory,
the intimacy with a tree.

Is it my inner child
that also loves to play?

No Barbies needed.