For, behold, the winter is past . . . . The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing bird has come . . . .
Song of Songs 2:11-12.
Stay with love.
Love for yourself.
Love for the other.
Love can’t fix everything . . .
but it really is the only path
to peace and happiness.
Genesis tells us that on the second day, G-d divided the water (ha-mayim) and placed a division between “the water below” and “the water above.” The “water below” continued to be called “mayim” — which to this day remains the Hebrew word for “water” — and the “water above” was called “shamayim” — which forevermore became the Hebrew word for both “sky” and “heaven.” The division between those waters is the space in which we land-dwelling creatures exist.