To all my Jewish friends in the United States:
Have a very happy three-day Yom Tov. On Friday, when I am showering in hot water, and shopping, and doing my exercise video, and making phone calls, and generally getting things done in the world, I will think of you. I will think of you, and will once again thank God in Heaven that I am here and not there. Especially when I'm showering. In hot water. With all my lovely creamy soaps. And blowing my hair dry.
Not to rub it in, or anything . . . .