Every now and again, I get an email, a message, something on Twitter from someone who happens to read my blog and has something kind, appreciative things to say. I don't always get to share those things, but luckily this is something I can share because it's already live and available on the internet.
This picture was sketched, colored, and posted by the lovely Skeptical Pony. She wrote some very sweet things about me, and I have to say I love this sketch. B'ezrat HaShem, I'll look this good until I'm good and old!
He has made a marvellous fight in this world, in all the ages; and has done it with his hands tied behind him. He could be vain of himself, and be excused for it. The Egyptian, the Babylonian, and the Persian rose, filled the planet with sound and splendor, then faded to dream-stuff and passed away; the Greek and the Roman followed, and made a vast noise, and they are gone; other peoples have sprung up and held their torch high for a time, but it burned out, and they sit in twilight now, or have vanished.
The Jew saw them all, beat them all, and is now what he always was, exhibiting no decadence, no infirmities of age, no weakening of his parts, no slowing of his energies, no dulling of his alert and aggressive mind. All things are mortal but the Jew; all other forces pass, but he remains. What is the secret of his immortality?