My dearest Shosh and Jaialai:
Everyday, I lament the fact that I am not there to help guide you through the challenges of life. However, I am grateful that you are not faced with the hardships of those in the Middle East.
Whatever our circumstances, I want you to remember to always keep your head up, and your focus on becoming the best person you could be. Don’t waste time and energy on the frivolous pursuits of the masses, animated by marketers and corporate greed. Be high minded. Worry less about what brand are today’s movie stars are wearing, but worry more whether you have been exposed to and understood the classics that have withstood the test of time.
Read voraciously. Listen attentively. Ask questions.
The small-minded and the insecure worry about looking stupid or about not being understood. Trust me; the more you seek to understand, the more interesting you will be to those of substance, and those who will help lift you up during your life’s journey.
As always, all my love,