Mira’s Kaddish for Osama Bin Laden is an example of why I’m so proud to be her collaborator. The New York Times was running pictures of jubilation over his death and reporting the military details. Mira was pointing out that… well, go read it. She says it better than I ever could.
With her words echoing in my brain, and her “bismilleh” Kaddish text echoing in my headphones, I attempted to play a Kaddish for this whole sorry scene. I don’t think it’s coincidental that I was hitting clams and playing notes out of tune the whole way through.