Friday, September 10, 2010

20) Under the Cover of Darkness

onight began Rosh Hashanah, the beginning of the religious, ritualistic, Jewish New Year.

            The Jewish Holidays are either early or late, but never on time.

            One year, in the Peruvian Andes, I climbed Machu Picchu (‘Old Mountain’) on Rosh Hashanah (‘Head of the Year’)  The same day was the Autumn Equinox/First Day of Autumn and my birthday.  Not being allowed to further climb Huayna Picchu to confer with G-d, we didn
t get to speak, but the day was magical just the same. 
And obviously, my name was inscribed in the Book of Life for another year.

            So with the passage of time and the balance of life that requires us to juggle body-mind and spirit, and that forces us to periodically reflect and ask forgiveness, first of ourselves, then of others and finally, of God, it time is time to move on.

            We reroll the scroll of the Bible and read it again, weekly, from cover to cover.  We set goals and set about our daily chores.  We plan, we organize, we manage.  We have work, we play; we eat, we rest.  We count our money, we count our blessings.  We watch the sun, we watch the moon.  We watch our family and friends grow.  We watch ourselves grow.

            To everything, there is a season, turn, turn, turn.

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