2021 Life Logs, Day 87: Passover Seder with the Goldstones
Date: Sunday, March 28, 2021
Weather: Overcast and Rainy; High 56, Low, 42 degrees F
Location: At Home in The Cottage, East Falmouth, MA
This evening I went to Heather and Jed’s for their Passover Seder which is a dinner following a ritual reading from some version of the Haggadah. The Haggadah is simply the text that sets forth the order of the evening by retelling the story of the Israelites being led out of Egypt. Heather put a lot of effort into tonight’s Seder modernizing it a bit for the boys.
And this year, the boys took a passage from the Haggadah literally. It says that we “recline at the Seder table because in ancient times, a person who reclined at a meal was a free person, while the slaves stood.” The boys each brought a comfortable chair to the table tonight allowed them to ‘relax’. Part of the Seder deals with the plagues that were inflected on Egypt. In addition to the text about the ancient plagues, each of us brought an item representing something we see as a plague on people today and explained that. That led to some interesting discussions. We were joined by Marti, Jed’s mother, via Zoom. Marti lives in Washington, DC. It was 82 degrees there and she was able to ‘take’ us outside to see the cherry trees in full bloom on her street. What a beautiful sight that was!
Otherwise, I spent my day writing and working on my current jigsaw puzzle. Having a puzzle on the dining table beside my computer makes it easy to take a short break from writing to find homes for a few more pieces each day.