It’s hard to believe Spring is here when we got 6″ of snow on Shabbat. But I’m sure it’s here because 24 hours later, nearly all that snow was gone! And I’m glad it was gone, because yesterday was moving day. We have a new apartment that’s a little smaller and has a front porch where I can sit to read, have morning coffee, and grow some herbs. And we are closer to the pool and the bus stop, which the boys appreciate. 😄
I also know Spring is here because Passover is only a few days away. Time to clean out the leavening and buy some matzah! As I began thinking about the shopping and food preparation that needs to occur this week (along with unpacking and cleaning the old apartment), I realized there is also “internal preparation” that we must do to take advantage of Passover’s opportunity for spiritual growth . . .
What then is my slavery
and what is my freedom?
Is the redemption I need what I seek?
Or am I headed toward a destination
that wasn’t truly my destiny,
‘cause I succumbed to forces ‘round me?
Help me, my Gd,
to see Life more clearly,
to comprehend the steps I must take,
to break free of these chains
and embrace my liberation
in a desert where I’ll be nearer You.