Festivals, Milestones, Personal, Uncategorized

Yom Kippur 2.0: Lessons learned.

So Yom Kippur has come and gone. I’m not going to lie, it wasn’t the easiest of days. The fast itself wasn’t too bad, although can a 25-hour fast ever be ‘good’ by any standards? The process of reflection and of taking stock of what is going on in my life has been difficult, and the experience of opening oneself up emotionally to the meaning of the day can be draining and hard in general. This being said, this was one of the most meaningful Yom Kippur’s I have experienced to date.

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Milestones, Personal

Happy birthday to me! Why birthdays mean so much to me.

This past week I celebrated my birthday. It was a lovely day and I was both surprised and overjoyed with all the attention, presents and food (chocolate! cake!) that I received. For me, however, my birthday represents so much more than presents and food: it is a day for me to remember who I am and where I belong.

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Freelancing, Milestones, Other, Personal Portfolio

Words from a 100 year old

‘Life is short’. So the age-old saying goes, and we are all are forced to acknowledge this truth at some point in their lives. Death is one of the few certainties in this world, and many people find themselves facing regrets over forgone or missed opportunities as they go through their life with the certainty of death hanging over them. For Dr Denzil Levy of Port Elizabeth, who turns 100 years old this week, however, his life has thankfully been a long and successful one filled with very few regrets.

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