Noshin: Sitting (and Eating) Shiva

There’s a quiet blue glow coming from my fireplace where we keep the candle burning at night and while we’re out. It’s past midnight and my house is silent except for the white noise from the furnace, but that will silence soon too, I’m sure. I’m unable to sleep, between the unusually loud thumping of my heartbeat tonight and the nap I took in preparation for what I expected would be a difficult evening. I’m sure the heavy dose of sugar at the end-of-service oneg didn’t help either.

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