Ten Days One a Day

There are ten days of teshuvah/transformation
A piece for every day

Teshuvah: Go Home

An old drunk from Glasgow helped him come home
Only someone that lost
Can help someone else home

Emptied out
Failing in public ways
This helped too
What he thought he knew
Inadequate
This helped bring him home

To have nothing left with which to struggle
This helped bring him home

To lose in order to win
To be empty in order to fill up
This helped bring him home
To be down
Small

All helped carry him home

He came to appreciate
Everything

Rabbi Akiva was sitting next to him
On a bench
The day he took the bus home

Said Rabbi Akiva
Do what you’re supposed to do

Do it when you’re supposed to do it

And don’t do what you’re not supposed to do
Everything else

Commentary

Go home
Said Rabbi Akiva