Passover wish

Atlantic dispersal
Originally uploaded by realsupergirl

The day before we left for our annual Pesach trip to Miami, it was the one year anniversary of the death of my father-in-law. We scattered one-third of his ashes in the Atlantic just outside of Boothbay Harbor, Maine.

Once down in Miami, we got a sad call from : Her brother lost his fight with his brain tumor, and died at twenty-five years old.

A year ago we got the call in Miami that things were nearing the end for my father-in-law, and we came home and left that same week to say goodbye.

So my Passover wish is this: May everyone I know be sealed in the book of life until next Passover, please. Could we have a reprieve from death, for at least a year?

In other news, the haggadah my mother and I put together seems to have gone over well. I used this amazing poem as one of the readings accompanying the blessing over the karpas, or the green vegetable.

by Judy Chicago

And then all that has divided us will merge
And then compassion will be wedded to power
And then softness will come to a world that is harsh and unkind
And then both men and women will be gentle
And then both women and men will be strong
And then no person will be subject to another’s will
And then all will be rich and free and varied
And then the greed of some will give way to the needs of many
And then all will share equally in the Earth’s abundance
And then all will care for the sick and the weak and the old
And then all will nourish the young
And then will cherish life’s creatures
And then all will live in harmony with one another and the Earth
And then everywhere will be called Eden once again.


~ by realsupergirl on April 21, 2008.

One Response to “Passover wish”

  1. Amein.

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