Beginning Wednesday, February 7, The Whole Megillah introduces a new feature, Mid-week Musing. I’ll post some sort of Judaic quote each week that got me thinking. I hope it will get you thinking, too, and perhaps inspire some writing.
Quote for the Week
From Elie Wiesel’s Night:
Never shall I forget that smoke.
Never shall I forget the small faces of the children whose bodies I saw transformed into smoke under a silent sky.
Never shall i forget the nocturnal silence that deprived me for all eternity of the desire to live.
Never shall I forget those moments that murdered my G-d and my soul and turned my dreams to ashes.
Never shall I forget those things, even were I condemned to live as long as G-d himself.
Elie Wiesel, Night (New York: Hill and Wang/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2006), 34. The dashes in G-d are my own.