The Consummate

New Year’s Day Nom

Posted in art, beauty, health, humor, life, love, subculture, WTF by the consummate on January 1, 2012

Nom, nom, nom, nom, nom.

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Ikon Allah

If G-d wills it…

Is it possible that I am becoming more religious in a sense? My recent trip to Israel left me more proud of my heritage + culture but also with a profound sense of faith. I spent much time in Jaffa where there is a beautiful blend of Jews + Muslims living harmoniously with one another. One day, I found myself sitting on the rocks above waves crashing on the beach with strangers at 4 in the morning. We looked up at the stars and thanked G-d for the beauty we were experiencing. At that moment the Iman began his calls for prayers at the mosque. To hear this sound before dawn was eerie and other worldly. I felt as if I was having an out of body experience. The sound wasn’t unfamiliar, I’ve heard it before but I’ve changed.  As the vocalist Abdullahi sings “Ikon Allah” – Will of G-d, I too sing this tune. If certain things in my life are meant to be, it is the will of G-d and I leave it up to the higher powers that be. I know what I want but if it it is the will of G-d, it will come to be.

Our Father, Our King

Posted in family, health, life, love, relationships, spirituality by the consummate on September 22, 2009

Avinu Malkeinu

Avinu Malkeinu, Chaneinu V’aneinu,
ki ein banu ma’asim.
Assei imanu ts’dakah vachesed, vehoshiyeinu.

Our Father, Our King, Hear our voice, Lord our God
pity and be compassionate to us,
and accept – with compassion and favor – our prayer.

Blessings For A Sweet New Year

Posted in family, health, life, love, relationships, spirituality by the consummate on September 18, 2009

All This Meat

Posted in animals, health, life, relationships, sex, yoga by the consummate on August 19, 2009

and no potatoes.

– Mae West

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Badeken

Posted in art, health, life, neighborhood, photography, relationships, spirituality by the consummate on July 29, 2009

770wedding

The bride, at 770 Eastern Parkway (the Lubavitch spiritual center), on her way to the badeken, a pre-wedding tradition with roots dating back to Rivka & Rachel, 2 of Judaism’s 4 matriarchs.

Yes. I know these people.

דַּיֵּנוּ

Posted in life, spirituality, yoga by the consummate on July 23, 2009

 

דַּיֵּנוּ

(Dayenu)

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