Queen Vashti or Queen Esther?
© Shira Solomon
I can see myself now as something other than how I had perceived myself. Finally after decades, I now realize and accept that I also reflect some of Queen Esther's midot / character traits. From harsh, challenging, and loving places in my own life, I learned that G*d's hiddenness also became revealed for me. How can I live in the Truth of the Holy One, and make right decisions in G*d's Light?
G*d's attribute of Netzach / victory was powerful in both of us as we are created B'tzelem Elokim / in the image of G*d. Just sometimes, the lots given to us we had to surrender to, to G*D, when we could not any longer be in control. Then, to console myself, I looked for the hidden BlesSings. May Marcel's neshamah /soul rest in peace and continue it's aliyah / up to Shahmayim / heaven. In his memory, I do mitzvot / good deeds in his zechut / merit.