It was in the air last night, crisp like wind, an apple, starched shirts, vodka on the rocks.

The atmosphere chilled to the perfect temperature. As sun sets, the breeze doesn’t so much increase as it does intensify, deepening until it begins an almost ungentle assault on skin. Symbols of the seasons palpably intertwine to convey the distinct impression that it’s a renewal moment. We bid adieu to what is no longer in our control. Out of our hands, beyond us, yet because of us, some sort of cycle is about to begin all over again. In these autumn months we seek the company of others, and walk toward companionship, if only to keep us warm, as chill sets up shop and prepares for winter.

As we shift like seasons within our lives, we wish for discernment, for a chemistry both potent and proper, mellifluous and meaningful. We add extra layers to protect ourselves against a coming frost.

You’d call them winds of change, if they weren’t so familiar, so unimaginably same.

Beautifully written by Esther at Urban Kvetch

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Founder and Publisher of Jewlicious, David Abitbol lives in Jerusalem with his wife, newborn daughter and toddler son. Blogging as "ck" he's been blocked on twitter by the right and the left, so he's doing something right.


  • Wow, high quality stuff. Is she in Montreal about to be buried under 10 feet of snow?

  • That would be 3.05 meters of snow here. And seriously, what better encouragement to stay at home and snuggle is there?

  • 3.05 meters of snow. What better antidote is there to wandering in the Sinai for 40 years?

  • Leonard Cohen had the right idea. Think about where he went: Greek islands and Los Angeles.

    And rumor is he was snuggling quite a bit. At least until he became celibate by choice.

  • Leonard Cohen did his best kanoodeling right here in Montreal. Then he became old and moved to Greece. Feh.

  • It turns out he didn’t exactly become celibate, he merely moved to a Zen monastery on Mt. Baldy for 5 years.

  • Just to clarify, I am not now, nor have I ever been, in Montreal.
    But if there’s good canoodling to be had, let me know and I’ll send an expeditionary force to investigate.

  • Do we need to have a discussion about the proper spelling of kanoodeling/canoodling?


  • Send an expeditionary force. Have them give me a holler. I’ll point them in the right direction.