It took such planning,
Such precision, the
Certainty that something stationery could become airborne,
Effort encompassing good intention, good effort.
Just that all the hope and vision in the world can
Bend toward something unforeseen:
Hope diverging from strategy, its
Position firmly in the realm of
Universal beneficence, guiding
Tikkun olom toward global resonance and
Quiet restoration of the common canopy under which
We live, move, and have our being.
Maia Twedt, poet
Tikkun olam (Hebrew: תִּיקּוּן עוֹלָם, lit. ’repair of the world’) is a concept in Judaism, which refers to various forms of action intended to repair and improve the world.