Thursday, September 22, 2005

Anu Ratsim Vehem Ratsim - two of a kind

One runs towards the light, the other away.

One is up at the crack of dawn to pray, the other is walking home in the same clothes he wore the evening before.

One chases mitzvos, the other chases skirts.

One uses entertainment to relax after a busy day, the other uses it to fill the void in his empty meaningless life.

One elevates food to a holy activity by the mere recital of a few crucial words, the other wolfs down what he can get his hands on, unthinking, unfeeling, ungrateful.

One reflects on his past seeing what he can do better, the other reflects on his conquests, seeing how many more notches he can get.

Which one are you? Which one am I?

TRK

14 Comments:

At 9/23/2005 5:25 AM, Blogger Karl said...

I dont think there are many who are totally one or the other. Coming up to R"H we should see ourself as on the balance between the two (well that is what I'm hoping at least) and any good thing we do will swing it to the positive side. Its not the past that counts, but where you are at the moment and where you are striving to get to.

 
At 9/23/2005 11:32 AM, Blogger WBS said...

Me: Neither.

You: That's only for you to say.

P.S. I know it's slang but referring to women as skirts won't get you anywhere good.

 
At 9/23/2005 11:41 AM, Blogger Littleredridinghoodie said...

It is a mitzvah to chase girls if you intend to marry them, or divorce them (mitzvah too) just remember to pay your dues.

 
At 9/23/2005 11:47 AM, Blogger Littleredridinghoodie said...

I heard an interesting perspective.

No one can see their own light, just like a plane in the sky flying solo.

It needs something to reflect on/off of to stay on track.

We all have light in us, the key is to find the right reflector in order to glow.

 
At 9/24/2005 5:52 PM, Blogger Mata Hari said...

trk - you are what you make yourself - by your actions
ha'adam nifal al pi pioolaso

 
At 9/24/2005 10:47 PM, Blogger dietgarage said...

ah mata hari i hav a better 1 --
"adam l'amal yulad"

 
At 9/26/2005 6:27 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Which one are you???
Easy! Next Question!

 
At 9/26/2005 7:31 AM, Blogger Pragmatician said...

It's true that when you make a Brachah you render eating meaningful, however eating is something we need to stay alive nobody chooses to 'need' to eat, so I don’t look down on those who don't make blessings over food.

 
At 9/26/2005 8:04 AM, Blogger Elster said...

I wrote my own letter, except mine goes to the PAST me.

 
At 9/26/2005 11:02 AM, Blogger tmeishar said...

The two sides seem to reflect an Adam I and Adam II...really look at it again. The answer is that they are both in each of us.

 
At 9/27/2005 7:29 AM, Blogger Jameel @ The Muqata said...

Entertainment time in the evening? You MUST be kidding...

 
At 9/29/2005 1:24 PM, Blogger The Rabbi's Kid said...

thanks for the comments people - I'm still working on answering which one am I

 
At 10/09/2005 4:47 PM, Blogger HaJew said...

Did you ever wonder why that prayer doesn't list the middle people? Maybe there is no middle, you're running one way or the other. Or maybe there is a middle, but the people there aren't worth mentioning. To be notable you have to choose a direction and RUN.

 
At 10/17/2005 1:16 PM, Blogger da shevster said...

if u can write that and realize it, then u must be a good person

 

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