• Marilyn Saltzman

Middot to Remember You By

In the last couple of weeks, I’ve lost three dear friends. I am in a state of pain and sorrow. And I am in a place of awe and gratitude as I reflect on each friend’s unique gifts – the middot (soul traits) that they bestowed on family and friends.

Goodbye dear friend,

Vibrant Judy, my opera “date.”

Brilliant career woman with a patent to prove it.

Baker extraordinaire, social action mensch, Mussar practitioner.

Bravely planning the details of your celebration of life.

Courage, lovingkindness, generosity, joy:

Middot to remember you by

Farewell dear friend,

Loving Albert, my seat mate at our spouses’ concerts.

Master craftsman, auto aficionado, therapist, WWII veteran.

A smile that made all feel special.

Paragon of a praising partner.

Humility, honor, empathy, silence:

Middot to remember you by

Adieu dear friend,

Gracious Mary, my book club buddy.

Business woman, avid reader, adoring grandmother.

Always eager to share a song with your exquisite voice.

Poised and elegant at every moment in word, deed and form.

Sincerity, perseverance, devotion, compassion:

Middot to remember you by.

95 views3 comments

Recent Posts

See All

Close your eyes. Imagine losing your rights. You have to put on your yellow armband before you leave the house in the morning. Now your family can no longer shop in the local grocery store. Then you a

I had cataract surgery on my right eye last week; the left one was done in 2015. For the first time ever, I can drive without glasses. My new, improved eyesight caused me to reflect on my aptitude for