The Jewish Center membership finally came in handy. We were at Yael Naim’s concert held there earlier this week. She sang Hebrew metal. We hadn’t expected that. Her songs on records had been melodious and soft, with pop arrangements. She sang in French and English. She stomped about and made us sing with her. It was the liveliest I had felt in a long while. Her voice and passion held me willingly tethered to reality after many, many draining months of drudgery. Life has not been facile. She was a breath of fresh air.