5780. That's how many years of Jewish history we count this Rosh HaShana.
Traditionally this is a time to take stock of the past year and look forward to the new cycle of life which is beginning. I am grateful for my family: their sweetness, their health and well being. I feel blessed to have the ability to provide for them and give them a good life. I love my friends and colleagues who continue to inspire me and challenge me, who walk alongside on the often lonely road of art.
I wish for all of us humans that we find compassion for each other, for our planet and all the beings who inhabit it with us. We must reset our priorities and change our habits. We must elect leaders who are not blinded by greed and personal ambition.
Shana Tova and a Happy Jewish New Year!