It was almost spooky, really, listening to a message at church this morning that echoed so much of what I posted right here yesterday. It was about illumination and going within and it was delivered by the Rev. August Gold with just the right punch of directness, bawdiness and sincerity to make it rousing.

Now for THAT it’s worth crossing the Hudson River on a cloudy Sunday morning.

I know for a fact that I cannot do her talk justice here. I can only say that it pushed me to rethink the “victim” mentality we so often find ourselves in, to remember how important it is to feel rather than numb our emotions, to go within for answers to our pressing issues. The power in her words was palpable.

And for that we gave her a standing ovation.