I know that I have posted about this before, but it’s still a lament that I am not alone in making. But, I’ll try to make it somewhat poetic. I’m nobody’s poet, but hopefully it won’t be half-bad. (And no, I’m not about to start talking about pina coladas.)
It’s late in the evening on מוצאי יום כיפור (the evening after Yom Kippur), and I am writing this post mobile style. Ergo shall it be brief.
The last several Jewish holidays that I have spent with friends have involved looking at my friends’ family pictures. During both פסח ושבועות (Passover and Shavuot), one of the activities at home was looking at photos of long ago summer vacations of Sarah’s family.
בערב ראש השנה (on the eve of Rosh HaShanah), Dina and I perused a wedding album of her parents.
And today during the interim of services, I saw albums of her בת מצוות (bat mitzvah), as well as those of her brothers.
Each of these made me want to see old photos and albums from my own family, especially of my בר מצווה. Mom, if you read this post, you now have a homework assignment and about 75 days to do it!
Countdowns pre-empted for this post.
Whew, the last two days have been a whirlwind! And the beginning of October may be a whirlwind. This will be a short post, or I will try to make it short.
By looking at the countdown at the basement of this post, you know that the High Holidays are just around the corner. Well, tomorrow also begins October, which means that this blog will host its fifth round of O.C.T.O.B.E.R. (One Creative Title Of Blog-Everyday Regimen)
Well, I posted on Monday and Tuesday and then Friday of last week, but toward the end of M.A.P.L.E., the posts were usually shorter and posted Mobile-Style.
It has been a whirlwind of travel and fun activity ever since May 19, and this has meant a challenging slate of M.A.P.L.E. posts and a challenge for a consistent blog presence. Such is life!
At the end of my first O.C.T.O.B.E.R. run on this blog, I had written a post about holiday lights, mentioning the ones that I had seen on Noyes Street a couple of days before Halloween. Of course, a holiday lights post makes more sense now, since lights are even more ubiquitous around Christmas-time.