A poet prays

Although she refers to it as A personal Al Chet, Velveteen Rabbi’s prayer/poem contains much that is true for me as well. Here is just a taste:

Forgive me, Source of all being, for the sin I have sinned before you

By allowing my body to be an afterthought too often and too easily;
By not walking, running, leaping, climbing or dancing although I am able;
By eating in my car and at my desk, mindlessly and without blessing;
By not embracing those who needed it, and not allowing myself to be embraced;
By not praising every bodys beauty, with our quirks and imperfections.

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