Category Archives: Visions

A Little Bit of Light

There is a light that burns in every Jewish synagogue, the Ner Tamid. In Judaism, the sanctuary lamp is known by its Hebrew name, ner tamid (Hebrew: נֵר תָּמִיד), which is usually translated as “eternal flame” or “eternal light”. Hanging or standing in … Continue reading

Posted in Honoring Jake, Jake Colman, Jake's Spirit, Memory, Visions | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

The Memory Box

I received a package today. It contained 6 books donated by Kar-Ben publishing in Minneapolis, for Jake’s Library. Beautiful illustrated books for children ages 2-8. Books about Jewish holidays, life, and history. Books Jake would have loved when he was … Continue reading

Posted in Daily Ramblings, Grief, Honoring Jake, Jake Colman, Jake's Library, Memory, Sadness, Support, Visions | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

The Beach Hut

The steady beat of waves upon the shore. The sweet salty smell of the ocean Lost treasures wash up onto the beach everything to make a house. The aromas of steaks, chicken, and fish waft from the BBQ Us, isolated … Continue reading

Posted in Jake Writes, Jake's Spirit, Memory, Photography, Poetry, Visions | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

The First Tee

I am standing on the first tee of a beautiful golf course. The soft grey pre-dawn light mutes the colors, the ocean faintly visible in the distance. As I look down the fairway, Jake drives up behind me, alone in … Continue reading

Posted in Daily Ramblings, Golf, Jake's Spirit, Poetry, Visions | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

At the Seaside

January 17 I am sitting by the shore of an infinite ocean. The sun shines down on the golden sand where children splash in the shallow, gentle waves, parents watching their antics. Young men play with frisbees, pretty girls sun … Continue reading

Posted in Coping, Daily Ramblings, Grief, Past Facebook Post, Poetry, Tragedy, Visions | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Porch Light

January 10 Jakey Jake. We’ll leave the light on for you. A very tough day. It started off innocently enough with my early morning cry, a trip to shul to say kaddish and back home. In the afternoon, things shifted … Continue reading

Posted in Grief, Honoring Jake, Jake's Spirit, Memory, Past Facebook Post, Sadness, Tragedy, Visions | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

Dreams

January 6, 2013 I have had dreams of restaurants every night this past few days. Last night, the dream included the submarine ride at Disneyland. Jake loved eating out and at one time wanted to build his own submarine. Go … Continue reading

Posted in Food, Grief, Jake's Spirit, Memory, Past Facebook Post, Sadness, Tragedy, Visions | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment