Tuesday, September 1, 2015

#BlogElul 17: Awaken

the very tips of my fingers
with anticipation
the world
to the crispness

i awaken
each day
waiting to see
what new
the world
has to offer:
the colors of leaves
the chill of the wind
the glistening of frost

each season
my senses
newly awakened
and reminded
the cycle
of time

The Jewish month of Elul, which precedes the High Holy Days, is traditionally a time of renewal and reflection. It offers a chance for spiritual preparation for the Days of Awe. It is traditional to begin one’s preparation for the High Holy Days during this month with prayers of forgiveness, but I like to think of it as a whole-person preparation activity. We look to begin the year with a clean slate, starting anew, refreshed. All month, along with others, I'll be blogging a thought or two for each day to help with the month of preparation... I will be blogging here, and sharing #Elulgram photos on the same themes at imabima.tumblr.com and on Instagram @imabima. Follow me on twitter @imabima for all the #BlogElul posts, not only mine but others' as well! Read more about #BlogElul here.

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