Thursday, April 19, 2007

Counting the Omer Day 16 - 2 weeks, 2 days

Today is Gevurah she b'Tiferet - a day of strength in a week of compassion.

Today is the second Rosh Chodesh day for the month of Iyar (for an explanation of Rosh Chodesh and why it's sometimes two days, click here). On Rosh Chodesh days we add Psalm 104 to the Shacharit-morning-service. It's one of those earth-centered, nature-loving, the world is full and good and we need to remember to appreciate it's wonder kind of psalms.

"You make springs gush forth in torrents to flow between the hills. The wild beasts all drink from them; wild asses quench their thirst. Birds of the heavens rest on their banks and lift their voices among the branches."
(verses 10 - 12, Sim Shalom translation)

Once again, I appreciate this practice that reminds me each month, with joy, to cherish the world in which we live.

1 comment:

joangelfand said...

Divah: you see me? visiting your beauteous blog? I too am counting the omer - we should tawk. it's a big spiritual process and has been really great. thanks for the photo and the beautiful words. ; ) joanie