Abraham Joshua Heschel speaks
of radical amazement.
Of those moments in ordinary life,
when the Sea of Reeds is parted,
and for a fraction of a second something different,
A finger points at the sliver of a moon against a startling sky,
and only a fool would look at the finger, he offers.
How often are we fools in our ordinary, daily lives.
The Sea of Reeds parts so many times each day,
and like Jacob we should say
ma norah ha-makom ha-ze,
how awesome is this place,
and I, I did not know it.
There are obvious daily calls to radical amazement
like the silver moon sliver, the first star;
the angel soft breath of a grandchild;