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Love, light & peace for all—Happy, Merry Everything!

Dear Readers,

My deepest thanks to you for reading The Way It Is blog.


Also sending out a warm welcome to the most recent followers/subscribers.

I hope that for any of you who celebrated Chanukah –
that it was bright and fun!

Chanukah lights 2014 by EH.


And for all celebrating on this Christmas Eve,
I wish you a Merry and brilliant Christmas
and a Happy, healthy New Year!

Love, light, and peace for all.


Holiday card copyright Elana Halberstadt /Planet Elana Art Studio, 2014.
“All cats on the bed” (holiday card) copyright Elana Halberstadt /Planet Elana Art Studio, 2014.



Love to Boston

Dear Readers,


My heart is in Boston, MA. My heart is home. In Jerusalem. In NYC. Here.

My heart

has another (smaller) heart who walks with me and holds my hand.

My heart has a heart who shares the road with me.

My heart has a cat, with a heart (even smaller), even bigger.

One, my husband. One, my son. One, my cat.

My heart fills with love for Boston,

filled with love for my family,

all families, all children.

My family is OK, is OK, is OK. Others are not, not OK.

My heart hurts for all the people who have suffered and are suffering.

My heart is holding on to my hearts and is grateful for my hearts

and holding hands and taking one step at a time,

forward into adventure, without fear, with fear, with my 6 year old wise

boy beside me, to whom I owe almost everything, for whom I do everything.

Including getting up out of bed and not hiding under covers.

Including living our life.

Including the ache and heartbreak.

Including seeing the trees are flowering today

Also birds sing.

Light and love and peace,