Glistening again and calling to me,
sunlight in the dew on the grass.
Reminding me Gd is creating us anew,
You might think it’d be
a quaint little patch,
with bunnies and flowers,
but it’s not.
It’s an empty lot
on a busy street
in a run-down part of town.
And yet there I see
signs pointing to the Eternal,
whose holiness sanctifies any spot
where we find a portal,
a clearing of the veil,
and slip back into Gd’s Great Love.
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
I wrote that reflection two weeks ago about the lot in the picture above. There was no sunshine (or dew) this morning when I stopped to take the picture, but perhaps their absence makes the lesson even clearer . . . We can find The Sacred in any spot, if the conditions (both within us and around us) allow us to open ourselves . . .
For more about Sacred Space, check out “What is Sacred Space?” by Rabbi Ruth Adar, The Coffee Shop Rabbi, at https://coffeeshoprabbi.com/2016/10/16/what-is-sacred-space/
Chag Sukkot Sameach, jen