...with a bang!
Actually, today was a whopper. First, the Great Charoset Cookoff at the new JCC: about twenty entries, all displayed identically without identifying the chef, so that votes would be based on taste.
The variety of folks from all over the Jewish community was a delight, as were the varieties of charoset. I entered my variation on a Italian recipe, to which I add a whopping splash of Slivovitz at the end. There was LOTS of every entry left over---they required a gallon of the stuff from each of us---now destined for donation to Attention Homes, residences for at-risk teenagers. Boy, that'll take care of them...
Mid-day I came home for the now-daily assortment of things to sign, write, send, call.
Early evening, I returned to the JCC to hear a panel on Jewish death and burial practices. Representatives of both (competing) local funeral homes sat together with the rabbis on stage to answer questions, the picture of cooperation and respectful collegiality.
Reminded me that once upon a time members of our Congess behaved that courteously as well.
In an odd way the day felt both grounding and unsettling at once.
Or perhaps it is not the day, but myself that feels so.
Time to go to bed; full and busy day tomorrow.
I miss my love.