I am caught by surprise. The tears come unexpectedly. I wonder why, yet choose not to analyze. I let the tears flow. I  allow myself to feel the sadness. I acknowledge the emptiness and the different status.

The tears clean my eyes, my heart, and my soul.

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Two weeks ago tonight, my husband left this world. I pray that Herschel Avraham ben (son of) Simcha Yosef is sitting in his rightful place in The Garden.