Spring and Easter at last

Easter arrives cold and gray, just like it usually does around these parts. I figure that the weather is here to spite the fact that at least one of my daffodils has bloomed, and my friend up the street’s orange crocuses are in full flower. Nevertheless, spring is officially here now, with Easter, according to my personal calendar. And fun must be had. Too bad that Peter, at 22, is too old for an easter egg hunt.

What do I propose to do today? I may slink off to church for an actual service. Yes, for those who have been paying attention, that’s not something I’d normally do, which would be to figure out if I have any chametz left in the house.

Current state of soul right now: undefined, of inconclusive directions, given the clues available. That’s usually the state of things, though, when the rabbi you’ve been working with for years turns out to have been a crazy, mixed up, lying little bugger all along.

But enough about me… How is your day shaping up so far?

5 thoughts on “Spring and Easter at last

  1. ‘crazy, mixed up, lying little bugger’ – well now, that doesn’t sound good. But then, every religious group has their share of those folks. I’ve met some whacked-out priests over the years…

    The boys are getting hyped-up on candy, running around the house firing toy guns at each other; wife talking to family on the phone; and we’re getting ready for our spring break trip to the Bahamas. Can only take so much of this gray Cincinnati weather šŸ™‚

  2. Have fun in the Bahamas! I envy you — our weather is starting to get on my nerves here.

    I agree with you that every religious group has a few nutcases running around. The real problem is how not to let these few mar your perception of the whole.

  3. Judaism is much bigger than one rabbi. There’s a reason the stiff necked stuck with it through thick and thin for over 5700 years. For those that feel the calling, it is a great joy.

    There are many paths to God, but for a Jew there’s only one. It’s not the right path for everyone, and it doesn’t have to be.

    If you do feel the desire to be Jewishly observant, it can be a lonely path at times – there are few Jews around and it is difficult if your family doesn’t share it with you. Though I am part of a Jewish family, none of them are interested in being religiously observant alomg with me. I was very much able to relate to the some of the feelings in the following post and commentary – maybe you will too:

    http://community.livejournal.com/weirdjews/1824892.html

    Good luck finding your path, Patti.

  4. Thanks, Gail. I know I can make some progress as soon as I manage to forgive myself for being stupid. Then I have to figure out how to do teshuvah to the whole world.

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