Sunday, September 30, 2007

Ho Hum

Life is rather strange. It's all the more unfortunate because I don't feel the freedom to bare all on this oh so public stage. How is that hyphenated by the way? Anyway, as I was saying, regarding my lack of, well, it's not exactly freedom. After all, I could write whatever the heck I want. So what stops me? First of all, the readers of this blog (at least the ones I know of) are known by me personally, and I have a reputation to protect. Secondly, as the name of this blog implies, I am not my own man, but rather a soldier in the Rebbe's army, a Shliach. This gives me certain responsibilities, not the least of which is not embarrassing the Rebbe. Sure, many so-called Shluchim do embarrass, but that is none of my business. I have to do my thing, and the rest will take care of itself.

Norm Coleman came to the Sukkah fair today. He, like the rest of us, walked in the mud. He gave a speech. Rabbi Feller gave a speech. Norm gave a speech. They shook Lulav together. Norm ate a hot dog. A whole hot dog. It rained. Someone held up an umbrella for him. He smiles a lot. That's what politicians do, I guess.

I'm not married, a fact that has already been established. A quick not, before developing my theme here, I'd like to wish a Mazel Tov to the Amrami family on the engagement of their daughter Brucha to some Israeli dudeski. Back to my point. There is an "Ask the Rabbi" forum on www.jpost.com. In one of today's letters the Rabbi writes, "I think that marriage should be the way we solve our problems in life and not a way to organize incipient tragedy." I fully agree with the second. It is the reason we have Dor Yesharim, to prevent incipient tragedy. Incipient, by the way, means "developing." The first half of the quotation is, however, in my humble (and single) opinion quite wrong. If you're going into marriage because you're lonely, or feeling powerful and passionate physical urges, then OK. If, however, a person has emotional or mental issues then marriage will not solve them. That's not what it was made for. That is why some people are mature and ready for marriage, and others are not. It has nothing to do with education, finances, or age. When you are ready then you should go. But again, it won't solve your problems.

I don't think I've taken this sentence out of context. Well, obviously, I have, but I don't think I've distorted the meaning. Too much.

6 comments:

le7 said...

Hmm so are you ready? What problems are you solving? (I'm kidding).

The Real Shliach said...

Ready? Ask Ira.

Problems: You really want to know?

le7 said...

What will Ira tell me?

Problems: Well I'll find out sooner or later. Sure.

The Real Shliach said...

We talked about being ready for marriage a lot at the beginning of the year. And look what happened...

:)

le7 said...

About the concept or the fact that you two were?

The Real Shliach said...

Both, I imagine.