|A shofar, in the shape of vav, on wall of our sukkah.|
After the intensity of personal introspection involving the High Holy-Days, on Sukkot we are asked to celebrate a state of joyful gratitude.
And You shall Rejoice in Your Holiday
And Be in Complete Happiness
והיית אך שמח
V'Hayita Ahh Sameach
Our ancestors apparently knew that being in a state of happiness and gratitude is like a muscle we need to "pump and work out" especially when facing inner or outer challenges.
I am count this day's blessings before I lay my head on the pillow
The few hours we spend at Devorah's blessed home filled my soul with pure libation.
Turning a shed into a mishkan with you all felt like being children engaging in holy play.
I am forever grateful to Marc who comes prepared with radical teachings that stretches the imagination and show us another way to access our divine home base.
I bless the tears that got shed, the laughter, the smiles, the caring eyes, the songs and also doing the "line dance" with the Lulav.
Bill Finn aka Billbob