For many years, I have wanted to meditate. And I make brief meditation forays. It’s there in me somehow. At dinner a week ago my friend Dan who has shpilkas (one of my favorite Yiddish words, equivalent to ants in your pants) said he finally found a good meditation app. Ten percent happier. So I’m listening to it this week.

I asked Peter
to meditate
with me.
It’s easier
for me
if he does it too.
is not a group
activity and if
I wanted to be
in a group, I could.
Down this very street.
He is a reluctant
meditator problem
of meditation
language or
guru ness. He
doesn’t like
either of those.
I have never
had a guru not even
when I was young
and there were
gurus on every
street corner but
I wonder
if I want one now.

Esther Cohen
Let me tell you why I'm here, and why I hope you'll join me. I am here to poem, to play with words, to tell stories when I can, and to ask you for yours. Words are what I love, how I see, and what I say. Words are how I know my life, and how I find my friends. I'm here to ask you to join me. Right here. To send me your stories, and your poems. And to read mine when you can.


  1. OMG!! You’re a superstar! is this the only way to keep up with you? You forgot to tell me……Happy Purim.
    Don’t forget…..what is hidden and what is revealed? I’m in the contest! Love Emily

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