Look at the Blue!

Posted on January 29th, 2015

sky2The sky is very blue today.

Sure it’s not such a rare event. Many times it’s just there and you walk around under it without even noticing.

But sometimes it’s just amazing.

There are many amazing things all around us. Things that make us smile and laugh and cry and raise our arms in the air like a triumphant runner crossing the finish line. There are movies and videos that make us laugh out loud and beautiful songs that we can’t help but listen to over and over and over.

But you know something?

The satisfaction we get from experiencing these things is not complete unless we can grab someone we love and say “Look at that!!!”

Have you ever seen a spectacular sunset by yourself? It’s just not the same.

After 22 years of marriage, I believe that while it is important to share responsibilities and tasks and worries and resources, the most important thing to be able to share in a marriage is amazement.

I love many things about Gilly. But at the top is that we both are always eager to share so much that is wonderful. Yeah, sometimes you have to call your spouse and ask about errands or dinner or who will pick up the car at the garage.

But what it’s really all about is sometimes just looking up and making a call to say “Hey, look up! Look at the Blue!!!”

In just a few hours, Gilly and I will be married. When we first used to talk, we spoke about how utterly horrible and unfair and cruel life could be. Being able to share that somehow made things a little better.

But now we speak about how beautiful and uplifting and amazing life can also be.

And I can’t wait.

Go ahead. Right now, look up. Look at that amazing sky and think about all the wonderful things that will be happening under it.

Yarden Frankl, Neve Daniel

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  1. Menachem Persoff says:

    Just to wish you both Mazal Tov – and always to look at the bright side. All the best.
    (in case you are not sure…. I called you up for Shlishi today)

  2. Heather G says:

    I am so happy for you, that you have once again found that special someone to share all the good, all the colors, in life.

  3. Reuven Y says:

    בשעה טובה

  4. Ari says:

    Mazal tov, Gilly and Yarden. Your model inspires. Hindu v’imtzu. Ari

  5. Ari says:

    Mazal tov, Gilly and Yarden. Your model inspires. Hizku v’imtzu. Ari

  6. Benji P says:

    In some ways you two make it a much richer blue for all – looking forward to the festivities 🙂

  7. Miriam Poch says:

    mazel Tov. May you both continue to look up at the beautiful blue and smile together Ad 120.

    Miriam and Harvey Poch

  8. shachar paz says:

    mazal tov – and i wish you all the best, and may the sky will smile to you ever day!

  9. Chuck Feinstein says:

    I have traveled a similar road and have been remarried over three years. It is wonderful to be reengaged with the world in this way again.
    Mazel Tov to you and your new bride and may you find happiness and joy for many years to come.

  10. Paul Goldstein says:

    I read this while sitting outside on our porch having breakfast. I looked up at the sky and it was cloudy, overcast. A few minutes passed, and I looked up again. The sun was shining, the clouds had passed! It’s a beautiful, bright day. A fitting metaphor for reading this particular blog. Mazel Tov, Yarden and Gilly, Mazel Tov!

  11. Bill Landau says:

    Mazal tov, Yarden and Gilly! Sheila and I only had 5½ years, but Gail and I are in year 30 and going strong. May you have many, many wonderful years together.

  12. Avigail says:

    We are so thrilled for you- May this be the begining of a life full of true happiness for you , Gilly and your beautiful extended family!

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  14. Debbie H,Katz says:

    May HaShem bless you with the Bracha of king David
    ״יתן לכם אלוקים מטל השמיים ומשמני הארץ״
    Mazel Tov;)