Death, or: Life

A triolet

Every year we mark the same holidays.
It's hard to make something new of the old,
As the prep's whipping us into a craze.
Every year we mark the same holidays,
And God reads through all the Jews' dossiers
To decide how their lives should unfold... 
Every year we mark the same holidays ~
It's hard to make something new of the old

P.S.

This post was scheduled in advance because I am offline for two days (between sunset on Monday and sunset on Wednesday) for the Jewish New Year.

I look forward to reconnecting with you soon!

16 thoughts on “Death, or: Life”

  1. Happy New Year David! Your last line made me think.

    It’s only hard, I think, to make something new of the old when our faith and celebrations and ways of expressing both stay stagnant and rely on the old. Adapting both to current times brings the newness to the old very naturally. But this too is hard because it can be faced with much resistance.

    So I think your last line is correct and at the same time think it is incorrect, and somehow feel this contradiction makes perfect sense πŸ™‚

  2. Happy New Year! It is the same with all holidays – we attempt to relive the memories yet make new ones for the younger generations… and the cycle continues!

    1. yes, but I don’t think in terms of black-and-white – because a) what is the “old”? where do we draw the line? b) what does it mean to keep it? c) could keeping it entail changes that make it more relevant?

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