I realize the mere mention of the name, Bernie Madoff, stirs emotions and arouses suspicions. Be it so! As I’ve shared before, I reached out to Madoff where he is currently incarcerated. I did not expect to nor did I receive a response from him. Some things are rather predictable. His lack of a response would fall into that category.
I love the outdoors, the woods, the fields of flowers and the water. I love the peaceful and insulating quality of being in the water. This past Shabbos I visited a small reservoir with a waterfall and for me in that place, I felt the presence of G-d. The flowing water was to me an example of how His love washes over me. Caught up in that moment I felt very connected to the One who created me and sustains me. It is through moments such as these I find the words to express my gratitude to G-d and for His many gifts.