“THE L-RD SAID TO MOSES: WHY DO YOU CRY OUT TO ME? SPEAK TO THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL AND LET THEM TRAVEL.”

– Exodus 14:15

PERFECT TRUST IN G-D [MEANS TRUSTING] EVEN WHEN THERE IS NO APPARENT SOURCE FROM WHICH ONE’S ASSISTANCE CAME COME.”

– Letters of the Rebbe Rayatz, Vol VI, p. 398, Elul 3, 5702.

Amidst the gunning grime
of car engines
and windy stench of diesel,
tar and rubber of tires

the eyes of a boy
remain fixated
on the crosswalk
before him –
unfazed by his hair’s attempts
to block his view.

Unfazed as well by the swirling sands
at a construction site
to his right
he patiently awaits
an outstretched hand
to ferry him across.

Captivated by his silent voice
you oblige –
unfazed by your own haste.

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