We can attempt to teach the things that one might imagine the earth would teach us: silence, humility, holiness, connectedness, courtesy, beauty, celebration, giving, restoration, obligation and wildness.
David Orr from "Earth in Mind"

Mar 11, 2008

Adar and the Secret to the Reversal of our Demise

I try not to dwell to much on religious things here unless they seem to have a larger effect on my life. That is the case with something I learned this past week in Temple. You see the Jewish calendar is a lunar one, which means that 7 out of every 19 years we repeat the month of Adar )don't ask me to do the math). When I heard that I realized that we had been given a reprieve, from all the tough things and attitudes we've had this past month. Because according to the tradition it is the first month of Adar that is the extra on. With that out of the way we had a chance to undo and redo all the things that have happened.

Second I learned that the month of Adar is a joyous month, you are supposed to tell jokes on the first day of the month. This is exactly what we need, a little more light in our lives. Between the humor and the change of daylight savings things are beginning to look a lot brighter. What could be better after a month of bad attitude, sickness, arguments, and death.

Alder takes a photo
I hope everyone has a happy AdarII!!!!

1 comment:

Christy said...

A re-do of the last month sounds great!