Anne Notations

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Psalm 139, I need you

If I fly with the wings of dawn and alight beyond the sea,
Even there your hand will guide me, your right hand hold me fast.

I have been in a pensive, solitary mood; worried about money and all sorts of things. Words haven't come easily; my camera is my eyes and the photographs, my voice.

Stay tuned for the inevitable rebound. My mood is like New England weather: if you don't like it, wait a minute.


  • This psalm is a standout, if it's not wrong to say so I will say that it's one of my favorites (but I believe they are all good and holy). This one is singled out by commentators (such as Ibn Ezra) for its uniquely powerful depiction of Providence. And one who recites this one every day is called blessed.

    May you be blessed in every way Anne.

    By Blogger rabbi neil fleischmann, at Thu Oct 25, 01:59:00 AM EDT  

  • Thank you, Neil. 139 was my mom's favorite psalm. We imprinted it on the back of her card at the funeral home when she died. I use these as bookmarks now.

    I especially like the beginning section about G-d knowing us: "...You know when I sit and stand; you understand my thoughts from afar.... Even before a word is on my tongue, LORD, you know it all. Behind and before you encircle me and rest your hand upon me." Can it be true?

    By Blogger AnneD, at Thu Oct 25, 07:35:00 AM EDT  

  • Does every place have that same saying about the weather? That's what we all say in Texas. Hmmmm. Somewhere I guess the weather stays the same for long periods of time. Actually, I think that place is Indiana.

    By Blogger Miriam L, at Thu Oct 25, 09:55:00 AM EDT  

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