Last night, after heading to a break-the-fast, I told Dina’s dad about my plan to try something symbolic in my journal. It was interesting to discuss it with him, and get into the conversation of pages that say “Intentionally left blank.”
Normally, I write about each day in my journal, most frequently just actions that I did and things that happened. Emotions and random thoughts sometimes appear, but not quite as often as others might have in their journals.
For the High Holidays last year, my journal entries were reflections from what occurred in services those days.
But this year, before Yom Kippur, I was several days behind on my journal (not surprisingly). I thought about reflections, but then realized the best reflection!
Since the day is all about blank slates and starting over, I figure that a blank slate on my journal is quite symbolic!
(Well, and it allows me to catch up, so there’s always an ulterior motive. Heh.)
Today is the first day of the sixth round of O.C.T.O.B.E.R.
Green Bay/St. Norbert: 33 days
Minneapolis: 40 days
Lincoln: 83 days