Though I have gone to shul after the tragic and horrific shul shootings this year I admit that I still have a nagging fear deep within . I have played hooky from shul more than I normally do.
A few weeks ago on a day that I also did not go to shul there was a fire in my apartment building where I found out that none of the smoke detectors in the common area hallways were working. So much for feeling like I don't want to get out of bed in the morning.
I guess the world isn't a safe place and one can't predict what might happen next. I have always know this but never realized how far reaching the consequences of this are.
I have learned two things in the past few weeks. . Make sure to have a fire escape route and its better to focus on where one should be than where one shouldn't be.