Stories in Seven- April- Spring Seder

April 06, 2015  •  5 Comments

Welcome back! 
This post is part of a beautiful circle of artists who share a visual story using seven images. This month, I found it difficult to figure out which story to share (ahem...overshooter here!) just as tricky to narrow this one down to only seven images!

In my home, the arrival of Spring Equinox and the celebration of Holy Week (Palm Sunday, Passover, Easter Sunday, etc) together bring a depth of meaning, focus, and opportunity. I honestly adore this week! And sure, it's tough work and fairly involved, but the benefits...! Yes. As we scrub and cook and reflect and prepare, we are challenged in thought and spirit. It is a time of new life and promise!

As we enter the week, there are days of scrubbing and washing and cleaning out the corners. {The boys, um, loooved that part ;)}

And then there are hours shared preparing a meal of symbols and connection. As the boys (ages 6, 4, 3) grow in understanding, I am inviting them to participate more fully. There is flat bread to bake, haroset (sweet apples and honey and yumminess!) to mix, and a stinky bitter sauce to incite wrinkled noses and little-boy-giggles. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We read and sing and pray and feast and ask questions and drink several cups of wine. Can you think of a better evening?

And at the end of it all, we give thanks and soak in the deep shadow of the evening, of the meaning, of the journey. It really IS such a story!

Thanks for joining me! Now be sure to take some time to visit Tiffany Roberts! I can't wait to see what story she has for us this month!


Comments

Felicia(non-registered)
Deanna, what gorgeous photos! These images really show how close they are in meaning to you, so full of heart. And nice freelensing (?) on your little guy at the end!
Jana(non-registered)
What a beautiful story told by both your words and your images! And oh my word, is that baby bum in shot #2 lol? So sweet :D
Amy(non-registered)
Beautiful story AND sentiments.
Hannah Nielsen(non-registered)
Normally I'm not one for lots of description of images, but in this case I loved reading your thoughts! Thanks for sharing a beautiful story. I especially love the cleaning with naked buns photo. :)
Cynthia(non-registered)
This is such a beautiful story in photos. Love that you captured this and how meaningful it is to you. It really shows!
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