Sometimes, the table is not wide enough.
There are so many guests that
There is hardly space for you.
Or maybe there isn’t a table.
You didn’t grow up at one.
So, you don’t quite know how to recline.
Or sit comfortably at a stranger’s.
In the absence or presence, may you find the strength to make your own Lit. Order. The festive meal conducted on Passover night, in a specific order with specific rituals to symbolize aspects of the Exodus from Egypt. It is conducted following the haggadah, a book for this purpose. The mystics of Sefat also created a seder for Tu B'shvat, the new year of the trees. table. To tell your story. To fill your own cup. To open the door and finally, let yourself in.
At the the end of the day, you are your Seder table.
And there is a certain freedom when you make room for you.