The White Paw of Light

Today is one of the last days on the Jewish calendar, the day before Rosh Hashanah, the New Year, the beginning of the High Holy Days.  This observance has been in the making for thousands of years, so it’s been interpreted thousands of ways . . . .

One tradition is to eat apples and honey.

May we all recall that no matter how life shows up, in whatever the flavor of the day even if bitter, sweetness is also present as a possibility.

photo by Gilabrand

On the subject of the blowing of the ram’s horn, which is part of the observance —


photo by Olve Utne

— I like the flavor of this language.  Its shout says this:

Wake up!  Ye who forget truth because of the vanity of the hour!  Ye who go astray all through the year in pursuit of trifles that can neither profit nor save!

This is time to start afresh.

Here’s an image that inspires me with sufficient awe at that prospect:

The White Paw of Light

L’shanah Tovah – for a good year – to all.

About nadbugs

Anita loves cats. This must be because she, too, has had nine lives. She’s been dancing since she could walk, she was a commercial artist and advertising producer, she earned a third-degree black belt in Aikido, she is a drummer with the Afrique Aya Dance Company, she is an attorney, and she’s a meditator and a devoted student of Nonviolent Communication. She also spent one lifetime sidelined with a devastating back injury in 1992. Since then – FELDENKRAIS METHOD® to the rescue. The FELDENKRAIS METHOD is all about dreaming concretely – thinking intelligently and independently by way of a gracious and kind physicality. The work affords all who study it a process by which to reach, with movement, into the mind and the heart, to make nine lives into one whole being.
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10 Responses to The White Paw of Light

  1. Uh-oh, Bugs! Your secret power has been revealed!
    Maybe while the Beans are making up for being so weird all year, we can sneak away and melt things with your laser power…

    • nadbugs says:

      Sounds like fun, Jhaj. I mean, the Jewish beans aren’t supposed to have any fun, pretty much, around this time of year — but we can, can we not ole pal. What it is, to be a cat!

  2. Catsparella says:

    L’shanah Tovah, Bugs!! Jewish cat lovers unite 😉

  3. Melanie says:

    L’shanah Tovah! Beautiful picture! We always knew that Bugs was secretly a creature of sweetness and light… right?

  4. Anne D says:

    My daughter is singing at the temple in Los Angeles. Nice to have a post about the holiday. Is Bugsie black or gray??

  5. Anya says:

    What a fabulous photo!

    • nadbugs says:

      Thank you, Anya. From you, that’s a huge compliment! All my readers, please, do yourself a favor, click on Anya’s name — and enjoy. Her blog is just fabulous.

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