Profile

Cover photo
Michael Fink
Works at Google
Attends Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Lives in Tel Aviv
2,323 followers|200,091 views
AboutPostsPhotosYouTube

Stream

Michael Fink

Shared publicly  - 
 
Jesus Christ mosaic at Nazareth St Gabriel Church (projector & 50k m&ms)
2
Add a comment...

Michael Fink

Shared publicly  - 
3
Yinnon Haviv's profile photoMichael Fink's profile photo
2 comments
 
indeed :-)
Add a comment...

Michael Fink

Shared publicly  - 
1
Add a comment...
In his circles
213 people
Have him in circles
2,323 people
idan baron's profile photo
Orazio Corradino's profile photo
Brian Johnson's profile photo
İş Güvenlik Malzemeleri's profile photo
liran lin's profile photo
Itzik Hanoch's profile photo
Hanan Gelbendorf's profile photo
Orna Kalev's profile photo
To err is human (To forgive divine)'s profile photo

Michael Fink

Shared publicly  - 
4
Add a comment...

Michael Fink

Shared publicly  - 
1
Add a comment...

Michael Fink

Shared publicly  - 
 
 
I was so sad to hear that one of my favorite poets, Wislawa Szymborska, has passed away. Below is one of her beautiful poems.

On Death, without Exaggeration
It can't take a joke,
find a star, make a bridge.
It knows nothing about weaving, mining, farming,
building ships, or baking cakes.

In our planning for tomorrow,
it has the final word,
which is always beside the point.

It can't even get the things done
that are part of its trade:
dig a grave,
make a coffin,
clean up after itself.

Preoccupied with killing,
it does the job awkwardly,
without system or skill.
As though each of us were its first kill.

Oh, it has its triumphs,
but look at its countless defeats,
missed blows,
and repeat attempts!

Sometimes it isn't strong enough
to swat a fly from the air.
Many are the caterpillars
that have outcrawled it.

All those bulbs, pods,
tentacles, fins, tracheae,
nuptial plumage, and winter fur
show that it has fallen behind
with its halfhearted work.

Ill will won't help
and even our lending a hand with wars and coups d'etat
is so far not enough.

Hearts beat inside eggs.
Babies' skeletons grow.
Seeds, hard at work, sprout their first tiny pair of leaves
and sometimes even tall trees fall away.

Whoever claims that it's omnipotent
is himself living proof
that it's not.

There's no life
that couldn't be immortal
if only for a moment.

Death
always arrives by that very moment too late.

In vain it tugs at the knob
of the invisible door.
As far as you've come
can't be undone.
8 comments on original post
1
Add a comment...
People
In his circles
213 people
Have him in circles
2,323 people
idan baron's profile photo
Orazio Corradino's profile photo
Brian Johnson's profile photo
İş Güvenlik Malzemeleri's profile photo
liran lin's profile photo
Itzik Hanoch's profile photo
Hanan Gelbendorf's profile photo
Orna Kalev's profile photo
To err is human (To forgive divine)'s profile photo
Education
  • Hebrew University of Jerusalem
    present
Basic Information
Gender
Male
Work
Employment
  • Google
    Product Manager, 2005 - present
Places
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Currently
Tel Aviv
Links
Contributor to