The Patience of a Little Dog

When Linda is away, Princess often waits by the front door. She stares at the frosted glass, hoping for a shadow. Dogs are wonderfully patient. Princess will go do other things for a while, but she always returns, hoping.

This is one of my mental images of prayer. We sit by the frosted glass, hoping for a glimpse of the Infinite One. Maybe this morning, maybe not. But as Princess would tell us if she could, it’s worth the wait.

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Rabbi Ruth Adar is a teaching rabbi in San Leandro, CA. She has many hats: rabbi, granny, and ham radio operator K6RAV. She blogs at and teaches at Jewish Gateways in Albany, CA.

3 thoughts on “The Patience of a Little Dog”

  1. Ah so, my handsome dog Joey also waits and watches by the front window for my return while I am away. You so wonderfully described what my prayer is for…the arrival of Hashem to enter my soul and grant it whatever it is I need not necessarily for what I ask.

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