Tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Temple Beth Shalom, writer Michael Gurian will read his oratory poem "Eva's Song" written in the voice of Holocaust survivor, Eva Lassman, who died a year ago at 91. The poem is stunningly beautiful with wisdom gems all over the place. I was able to put only a few of the verses in my story Thursday. Read here.
One of Eva's main messages: Love the family and friends God put in your path in this life. They are there for a reason, even if they drive you crazy. (Sentiment in italics is my paraphrase)
Here are some lines that reflect this message:
What you must do, is keep your promises.
My dear friends, you must care for your family as a promise,
you must take photographs of loved ones, and realize:
they are your masterpiece.
(S-R archive photo of Eva Lassman)