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.

“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.

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