I believe that there is poetry inherent in all of our lives.
There is a beauty to it all. And in that beauty, it all plays out in the context of a defined structure.
Music is like this too. And so is the format of a story.
Funny I took this direction of thought with a passage about Jewish gangster and hit-man Abe Reles.
But we all matter – and we matter forever.
I for one, do not find all of this structure an accident.
The Reles legend was handed down from my father to me. I have learned each detail, each step, each misstep, each act of bravery. I have also learned to generalize, to see beyond the details to the poetry inherent in the timeline of every man’s life.
-Rich Cohen, Tough Jews