When I was young, I said to G-d, ‘G-d, tell me the mystery of the universe.’ But G-d answered, ‘That knowledge is for me alone.’ So I said, ‘G-d, tell me the mystery of the peanut.’ Then G-d said, ‘Well George, that’s more nearly your size.’ And he told me.George Washington Carver
Former slave and turn-of-the-century scientist and inventor, George Washington Carver was best known for his work with peanuts but he was also a profound philosopher, a man of faith who loved “to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station, through which G-d speaks to us every hour, if we will only tune in.”
Marcia and I left Jerusalem to visit the States in November, our first attempt in over two years to brave transatlantic travel, eventually sharing time with all five of our grownup children and their families, including ten grandkids, made possible by ensuring a profitable fourth quarter for Delta Airlines’ domestic operations by purchasing tickets to fly all over the place.
One would think, out of respect, our offspring and their spouses would have agreed to live together in just one American city, all in the same neighborhood and within walking distance of an international airport, but you know kids.
As it happened, the several problems we eventually encountered on our month-long visit had nothing to do with air travel; nothing, that is, until it became time to head home, the issue then being non-travel, a delay caused by a big, thoughtless snowstorm in Boston which shut down Logan airport and extended our stay two days.[Read more…]