Okay, I’m officially overwhelmed... not in a way that I need an outpouring of people to reach out... because g*d knows we are all in the same boat... but in as much as what more can we possibly take?
First #45, then the pandemic, then the (much needed) BLM, then the fires, and now RGB… It’s just way too much to handle in matter of months, even for the strongest of us... not to mention the personal tragedies of losing beloved family members.
In the wake of losing my step-mother, I discovered so much about her generosity in how she chose to support various causes… I knew of the ones my father and her talked about because of the galas and the awards and the press etc.
But what I didn’t know is how much the foundation supported so many Jewish organizations... She never spoke of it… It was just something she did and continued to do to honor her father’s legacy.
And now the foundation is my father’s to run, and may one day be mine to steward.. so I'm wondering what she would have done at this time...RGB stood for gender equality, women’s rights, leadership and justice. "Women belong in all places where decisions are being made."
For the first time as an adult I joined a Temple yesterday… which has nothing do with anything else but needing the warmth of a community and the spirit of hope, especially as jewish values are similar to my liberal ones...about how we can and should coexist in this world, no one person better than the next.
The services last night and this morning, online thankfully, were about vulnerability… that it’s okay to be vulnerable right now.
So, I'm going to give into my feelings… and just be with them... then my dearest girl friends are coming over this afternoon so we can be together... to drink, to laugh, to cry, and to love.
And then, we'll raise a glass to all the incredible women who have come before us and honor their legacies and continue to fight in their names for our daughters, our grand-daughters and our great grand-daughters.
Rest in Power and Love, RGB... ya' know...she was jewish and she died on Rosh Hashanah, which is supposed to be a special blessing...let's hope so.