The Day I Stopped Walking



October 2018

The last thing I expected when I woke up today was that I would be shot and I would die.

I had walked or hiked 513 days in a row, but I missed today.

Y’see, a lunatic, screaming “Death to Jews,” opened fire in the synagogue where I was attending a service.  He killed eleven people, none of whom expected such a dramatic end to their day, to their days.

I wondered if and how my streak would end.  Now I will never know.

Never forget.  The Tree of Life.  October 27, 2018.

window of the synagogue

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