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.