September is a tough month in Rockaway. Marking the end of our blissful summer and multiple celebrations, the anniversary of 9/11, and then moving on to the “natural” event that uprooted us in October 2012. All of a sudden, we feel tough inside and bracing for whatever the future holds.
What seems imperative to me is to keep my perspective: where I am at this moment in time. What do I see? What do I feel? What do I smell? What do I taste? What do I hear? There is so much we cannot control, so much we cannot foresee, so much we cannot change. What we must do is to have a secure foundation-place so that we can deal with whatever comes our way. To maintain a perspective – an outlook, a frame of mind – that sustains us in times of