Sunday, June 15, 2008

Seder 2008

Horseradish, the fiery root of all evil…

…which becomes even more potent when ground into a fine past, a process that releases powerful vapors into air…

…vapors that burn the eyes, nose, and throat

Another year, another retelling of flight and deliverance, another spring arrived, and another gathering of friends and family to observe the season’s arrival.

So why do some families endure, while others dry out into husks that then slowly fade away into the memories of atomized individuals? I suspect that families live and die like religious sects. It is those groups that hew tightest to tradition and their cultural laws that continue on over the years.

“Those things that we do for ourselves fade quickly, those that we do for others last for eternity.”

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