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In the Twilight at Passover

In the Twilight at Passover

In the twilight we find meaning
transition between night and day
the interplay of light and shadows
the interplay between one idea and another
thoughts vying for attention
like bird songs at dawn and dusk
the times of day with the most song
In the twilight we find song.

In the twilight we find meaning
the interplay of light and shadow
the gray area
in the doubts are meaning
the search for meaning
to find the grays
the search itself being meaning
In the twilight we find questions.

In the twilight we find meaning
this night there is sunset and moonrise
tonight is full moon
moonlight reflected from the sun
as one light drops below the horizon
another light rises above the horizon
in the darkness there is light
In the twilight we find light.

In the twilight we find meaning
this night is full of questions
as one question is asked
another question arises
reflecting light from the last question
one question enlightening the next
together enlightening the one who asks
In the twilight we find questions.

In the twilight we find meaning
in the Seder we find questions
this year's questions are the same
this year's questions are different
the reflected questions are new
the reflective questions are new
from the ancient light is new light
In the reflected light we find meaning.

Mark Wendel completed his conversion to Judaism in 2009 at Temple Beth El in San Antonio, TX. He is currently a member of Temple Beth Shalom in Austin, TX, where he is involved in the Brotherhood and Interfaith (Social Justice) committees.

Published: 3/29/2013

Categories: Jewish Holidays, Passover, Torah Study

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