Yes, that’s a ukulele.
And, yes, I’m learning to play Jewish songs on it to lead family services and Tot Shabbats.
And, yes, I’m having more fun than should be possible for someone who tried (very, very unsuccessfully!!) over a number of years to learn to play guitar.
And, yes, I may fail miserably with this little ukulele experiment, but I’m going to have LOTS of fun trying!!!
You see, over a decade ago, my Rabbi encouraged me to let go of my need to be perfect and to instead embrace the idea that only through trial-and-error would I begin to test the limits of my potential to “become” as an image of Gd. It took me way too many years to begin living that philosophy, and now that I am, I can’t wait to see what I find to challenge me next!!
The immense JOY to be found in every day of this Journey — living as a spirit having human experiences, rather than a human having occasional spiritual experiences — never ceases to amaze me . . . jen