This Week's Thought - FREEDOM

This Week's Thought - FREEDOM



 This Week's Thought From The Koby Mandell Foundation  


- Seth Mandell



The graffiti therapist and I were looking at eight canvas panels hanging on the dining room walls at Camp Koby.    Each was nine feet square and divided into six smaller squares.  Each panel held a cartoon drawn by a different group of kids.


"How'd it go?"   I asked.


"Not very well," the therapist said.   "I didn't really break through." 


"Really?"   I said,  " Look at the cartoons. Each one has someone in jail.    Sometimes it's the hero. Sometimes it's the villain.  But each cartoon has somebody in prison." 


I explained to him: "If you're having a bad day because you're sad about losing a loved one, you're in prison.    But if you're having a good day and you're walking down the street singing to yourself all of a sudden you stop and think: ‘Wait a minute, how can I be feeling so good?'  You can't get away from it.  You're in jail.  The kids couldn't express it in words.   But they drew it."


All of us are bound by something. We all have limitations. This Passover  may we  feel free to break the bonds of our struggle  and experience the joy and happiness of being with our family, our friends,  our heritage, and our Creator.


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