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.