Honoring Rebbe Nachman

Honoring Rebbe Nachman
the Chassdic story master
on his histalkus [ascent from the body]
the 18th of Tishrei

The Prince Wants

Prince wants to do something right
thinking
maybe this can help me

He wants to be filled up
Prince wants most
to be significant
he wants to be remembered as having
lived

He sees someone bagging groceries
one night
late
there is one happy man
thinks Prince

He sees the grocery bagger another night
soon Prince goes back to the store
whenever he is thinking too much
Prince watches the man bag groceries

One night he feels the opportunity
I am watching you, says Prince,
what makes you so happy?

I used to steal from this store
says the grocery bagger
now I work here
now I am giving something back


There is nowhere
I would rather be right now
than here

says the grocery bagger

He looks at Prince to see if he understands
thinking
I’ve said enough

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