G‑d’s Optimism

For Norman Maranz

Because the nature of a stone
is not to fly,
it remains in the air only
as long as the thrower’s force
acts upon it.

And in the inner orah
the same is said of this world,
which comes from nothing
and whose nature, therefore,
is not to exist. It remains
only as long as G‑d pushes it into existence.

Think of the optimism of God, then,
how, every second, He recreates our lives–
I who have not served Him honestly,
and you who believe you have never served Him.

From the book G‑d's Optimism by Yehoshua November