Tuesday, January 10, 2006


Tenth of Tevet, 5766
January 10, 2006

This was the last of Timora's poems, with which she ended "Principally Poems," the collection of her poetry that she edited and arranged during the last year of her life:

And why.
Why live.
Fight, struggle.
Why pull and pull like a wretched, miserable beast -
For what.
In loneliness, in darkness, in the cold.
How much have I asked, and how much will I ask
And I am not the only one
Not only when sorrow blinds the eyes like a veil of tears.
But within me I know
And sometimes, like a flame
The answer blazes before me -

Timora  (better)

Timora Avitzour
16 Tishrei 5742 - 10 Tevet 5761
October 3, 1982 - January 5, 2001

May Her Memory Be A Blessing.


Bleebo said...

I'm sorry. Thanks for sharing. Just surfed by... thought I'd post.

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Alan aka Avrum ben Avrum said...

Dear Sara,

After seeing Timmi and reading that poem, I've no more words ...

I remain,

Very Sincerely yours,


ontheface said...

When I looked at Timora's beautiful face I felt an incredible wave of painful loss. I just couldn't believe that she was dead. And then I thought, If this is how I feel about a girl I never met, how must her mother feel?

Thank you, Sara, for helping me to feel empathy. I don't think it's possible for anyone but a parent to empathize truly with what it must be like to lose a child, but you've helped me gain a little insight.

And I am so, so sorry for your loss.

lisoosh said...

A truly beautiful girl.

cruisin-mom said...

Sara, you are a beautiful, brave human being...it is easy to see why Timmi was so beautiful inside and out. You have taken a courageous journey by writing and sharing your grief with the world. I just know that Timmi would be proud of what you have accomplished in her memory.

houseofjoy said...

I never saw her picture before. What a beautiful girl with such a shining face.

I'm sorry that this blog is done. I hope that the writing has been helpful for you. I know you and Timora have served as a teacher through the blog.

I know it sounds frivilous but would you consider doing another blog?

With Love said...

I would like to thank all the readers who have stuck with this blog even though it sometimes couldn't have been easy.

Many people have kindly told me that they would like very much for me to continue writing, whether through a blog or in some other internet form. In the very near future, I will be concentrating on trying to get "Five Years Later" published as a book, and so (together with the fieldwork I'm doing for my MSW course) won't have time to write anything else.

However, writing this blog has been a very meaningful experience for me, and so in the medium term I hope to open a new internet site with memoirs and short stories based on my life. At that time, I'll contact those of you whom I know and let you know where to find my new site.

Thank you all again.

Shabbat Shalom,


Anita said...

Dear Sara,

Please accept my condolences. Your daughter was a very beautiful person.

Every day, I pray for a cure for cancer. We lost our son nearly two years ago, so I particularly appreciate your words and also Timmi's words.



Biru said...

Hi Sara..
She so beautiful Sara..
I have no words like alan aka says..
Now i know how you feel,i'v lost my dad last year also on cancer,still cant accepted ,still dreaming and missing him everyday.



Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting the lovely wedding pictures on Seraphic Secret. You and your family are truely beautiful.


me said...

Your story really puts ones life into perspective. And I realise most people do not go through anything like you had too.

I wish you and your family only happiness.

ISraelREALitytruth said...

I just came across your blog.

That's a really moving post.

It should make us thankful for what we have.


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