A Touch of Blue, the name of this brief post, was also the name of the literary section of the Jewish campus newspaper, when I was literary editor back in the early eighties at the University of Toronto. I'd come up with that name, as it had a double entendre for me: "blue" meaning ink of a pen, and also meaning sad.
I haven't tuned in for a while to this blog; my life has been very busy, to say the least.
It's been a time of sorrow and happiness, rolled into a short time frame.
My mother-in-law passed away last Monday, June 16th. My eldest child's bar mitzvah took place this past Shabbos, June 21st.
Shiva...and simcha: an odd juxtaposition...
(more to come...)