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The Village Not Reached Jacqueline Jules

The rabbi in the folktale blessed everything— even his dead donkey, before knowing bad luck saved him from robbers with knives. Blessings can hide in spoiled turnips and broken wheels. Who knows if failure will sweeten later success. Yet sometimes we must cry over the village not reached because the donkey died. Put down the book when the candle blows out. Question the rabbi surrendering to sleep on a straw pillow, certain that everything that happens

must be for the best.

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Apeiron Review | Fall 2016  
Apeiron Review | Fall 2016