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  • It is time for the traditional sweet honey cake.

    It is time to dip sliced apples into honey.

    It is time for the ram's horn, the shofar, to sound that old wakeup call. "Account for yourself," it says. "Think about the last year," it says. Most importantly the wakeup horn says, "Begin anew."

    It says, "Begin anew. For now is the time for new beginnings. Now is the time to begin a sweet new year. Account for yourself and seal the deal."

    It is the time for ten days of reflection, apology, self-regard, reaching out, it is the celebration of the time when Adam and Eve and the animals joined in the worldly contract. This is the time, it is the season, when the world was made. Not us alone, not just us, our tribe, all of us, this world we live in and inhabit.

    In ten days comes Yom Kippur, the capper to these days of Awe and Atonement, the last gasp fast. Between now and Yom Kippur as the story is told----or more accurately as I tell the story, being a writer----the Big Book which was opened Sunday night, is open for revision for ten days, and we all get to plead our case. I get to plead my case for why I should be included in the final draft of the Big Manuscript, which will be sealed at the end of these days. In or out, which will it be.....?

    But for now, it is morning coffee and sweet Gala apple slices with drizzled honey.

    This year is, by us, 5773. We've had 5772 second chances. Let's have one more second try.

    Honies, let us all dip life into honey, and start all over again.

    Happy New Year!

    L'shana Tovah!


    (Photo by Susan, this morning, apples and honey)
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