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Mindful Counting

Thursday, 13 May 2010

How timely it is that Sefirah occurs just as the earth is awakening from her slumber. Beckoning us. Calling us to connect with the very source of our sustenance.

I love the mindfulness of this season.

Even the way we mark the passage of time during this forty-nine plus one days is particular. Rather than just count the days, we acknowledge each day in a formulaic manner. The Omer-count is given in terms of both total days and weeks and days.

Today is forty-four days, which is six weeks and two days of the Omer.

Each day is a deliberate step away from bondage towards freedom. And knowledge. And Sinai. And You.

Love your neighbor as yourself, You said.
And light-blinded we saw
that inner and outer worlds are one
as You are One.
You spoke and we wrote.
We reached for You down the centuries,
Your light moving before us
as we climbed, fell back and climbed again
Your Sinai of life.

Judith Neri

7 Comments leave one →
  1. Friday, 14 May 2010 9:16 am


    • Frume Sarah permalink*
      Tuesday, 25 May 2010 9:45 pm

      One of my God-given gifts is locating really wonderful things written by other people.

  2. Friday, 14 May 2010 1:00 pm

    lovely. and i love the word mindful. it’s well-suited here.

    • Frume Sarah permalink*
      Tuesday, 25 May 2010 9:46 pm

      Thanks. It really does fit the season.

  3. Saturday, 15 May 2010 6:40 am

    Love the Judith Neri poem. I feel the light behind, in front, above and below me.


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