Sunday, September 13, 2009

Autumn's Dance of the Seven Veils

Ah, she has returned.  A decided cool feel is in the air again this morning.   Graceful leafs twirl to the ground all around me.  The forest begins to thin - shedding all that she does not need for winter - each day a bit less encumbered with the foliage that was summer.  I and my fellow Jews will mark the beginning of the Fall season with Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Reminders to celebrate the passage of time and a deep connection to tribal history.  The most holy of holidays ends with remembering the quest for a moral life.  Autumn is the time to think these thoughts, to whisper the prayers and stand by others who are doing the same.  The transition of seasons.  The transition of human kind.  Trees teach a simple yet powerful lesson.  Drop the old decorations in order to think through what action will be undertaken in the growing seasons that lie ahead.  Dropping veils allows for the flow fresh air and cleansing.

1 comment:

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

I love the Jewish traditions WR. Enjoy the celebrations.