The human breath rushed through an animal’s horn
Once it was common
Regularly echoing off sheep strewn hillsides,
Ordinary as a bit of sparkle on a rain washed city sidewalk
Now it calls from a distant past
“Does anybody here know the right way to blow this thing?”
The right way to blow a shofar is so that it reverberates somewhere inside:
Awakening, disturbing, embarrassing, unsettling, intruding,
Eliciting giggles, provoking reflection
Why do I do the things I do?
Who have I shortchanged?
How can I do better?
Have you been perfect this past year? Then the Days of Awe will be boring for you
The Shofar is sounding. (sound the Shofar)
How much honesty can I bare?
The shofar is sounding. (sound the Shofar)
The book of life is open
The hand is writing
L’ Shana Tova
May you be inscribed in the book of life for a good year.
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Last updated on Monday, March 25, 2013.
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