Friday, January 30, 2015

THYME Magazine: A Powerful Lesson in a Video

Citizen Journalism with a Better Flavor

Volume IX, Issue IVa

An Inspiring Video from Rejoice
A Best of THYMEs Feature:

Here is a short video with a huge message. As China has become a modern power, her divorce rate has skyrocketed. This touching story puts faces on that statistic and the woman in the story's response to her husband's presentation of the divorce papers is a lesson for all of us. I read a piece about how 'empty nesters' often find themselves lacking in real intimacy. Again, the article only presented the phenomenon. It did not go far enough in offering a solution. Older couples often find themselves more as partners in a venture and when the children leave the house, it is game over for the team effort. But there is often so much richness overlooked. The Divine uses the story to inspire and draw close to us in the Sedar and Purim. Couples have their rich story as well. We don't take enough time to retell it. When Faye's husband hands her the divorce papers to sign, she makes a simple request.

She agrees to sign the papers after one month, if he will do but one thing for her... every day, once a day, she asks him to hold her. He moves out, but complies with her request. Here Faye brings him into their story. She arranges to meet him at places that are the settings: the place they became engaged, the place they first kissed, the place they first told each other that they loved each other. Finally she hands him the signed papers at the place they first met. You will have to watch the video to learn how the story ends. I can promise you it will be worth the effort. You see, this little video has much to say about how we cherish the person who is G-d's most special gift to us. Rekindling memories and early conversations is the stuff of Divine inspiration, and a great challenge for all of us who are married to another beautiful person!

Powerful video from Rejoice.

Photos of Lynchburg Virginia

Lynchburg Trip
Column, Old Lynchburg Cemetery.
Photo by Bob Kirchman.

Lynchburg Trip
Dovecote, Old Lynchburg Cemetery.
Photo by Bob Kirchman.

Lynchburg Trip
Statue, Old Lynchburg Cemetery.
Photo by Bob Kirchman

Sun, Ice and Mountains

Sunrise through the lone pine tree. Photo by Tom Barbour

Sycamore Sun. Photo by Bob Kirchman

Sunset over North Mountain. Photo by Kristina Elaine Greer

Elliott's Knob Ice. Photo by Bob Kirchman

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