Counting to Shavuot

a young woman stands in a wheat field
Blessed Mystery,
 
In it for the long haul,
We begin the count.
 
We count centuries from Joseph to Moses,
Count years from the burning bush to the Song of the Sea.
 
Count weeks from manna to Sinai ,
Count days from the blare of the horn to the Golden calf.
 
Count the five books of Moses,
Count the 24 books of the Tanakh.
 
Count the 49 days of the Omer
Count the seven sefirot,
 
Count and take us to Shavuot and
Count the cheese blintzes.
 
Maybe it’s a myth,
Maybe it’s current events.
 
But Torah is only the beginning,
We’re in it for the long haul.
 
And everyone has a Sea of Reeds to cross,
Everyone has a story.
 
Blessed Holy Wholeness,
Everyone counts.
 
Amen
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