the peace of disconnecting to reconnect


Three generations back 
my family had only 

to light a candle 
and the world parted. 

Today, Friday afternoon, 
I disconnect clocks and phones. 

When night fills my house 
with passages, 

I begin saving 
my life. 

MARCIA FALK The Book of Blessings: A New Prayer Book for the Weekdays, the Sabbath, and the New Moon Festival

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