Shalom A.L. 3/27

A Full House 

Laughter echoed throughout 

Family gathered closely 

Hot kitchen busied with working mamas 

Smells of savory lamb and potatoes baking 

Bottles of red wine half full 

Fine china and glasses spatter the table 

Kids scampering 

Quiet 

Leader begins 

Shushes and distractions offered to the children 

Songs sung, words spoken, ritual fulfilled 

Two glasses drunk 

Dinner is served

More wine 

Tired children retire from the table 

Choral passages read aloud 

One last song …

Sun setting with windows open

Celebration completed with savory desserts and tea

Candles fade and lights dim

Piles of dishes sit in the sink

“Next year in Jerusalem”

Shalom 

Abigail teaches 5th grade science and math to her fabulous kiddos in Cincinnati. She earned her BA at Judson University in Chicago-land and is working on her Masters in Teaching at Miami University through the Ohio Writing Project. She has a passion for integrating writing and reading into all contents. She loves coffee about as much as her husband and baby son… and is a self-proclaimed lifetime learner. Catch up with daily happenings and ramblings on Twitter @mrsablund via email Abigaillund@foresthills.edu or check out other writings by Abigail https://movingwriters.org/category/abigail-lund/

Published by Abigail Lund

Abigail teaches 5th grade science and math to her fabulous kiddos in Cincinnati. She earned her BA at Judson University in Chicago-land and is working on her Masters in Teaching at Miami University through the Ohio Writing Project. She has a passion for integrating writing and reading into all contents. She loves coffee about as much as her husband and baby son… and is a self-proclaimed lifetime learner. Catch up with daily happenings and ramblings on Twitter @mrsablund or via email Abigaillund@foresthills.edu.

7 thoughts on “Shalom A.L. 3/27

  1. It’s fun to read about your seder after finishing my own. I love how I can “watch” the movement through the seder through your words. There is so much that is familiar in your poem. The sections “Kids scampering /Quiet /Leader begins/Shushes and distractions offered to the children” and “Candles fade and lights dim/Piles of dishes sit in the sink/’Next year in Jerusalem'” especially resonated with me.

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  2. This post is so endearing and heartwarming. I felt the words seep into my heart from your screen. As a Christian, I have a deep appreciation for Jewish culture, and your writing is so invitational. I imagined the laughter, the sights, the sounds, and the smells of the most lovely cuisine placed so thoughtfully at the conclusion of your lyrical rendezvous.

    Thank you for offering readers the opportunity to celebrate in what is clearly a momentous part of your family’s experience. I feel honored to have been a part from many miles away.

    With Warmest Regards,

    ~Carla Michelle

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  3. The style of your post suits the occasion, the busyness of preparation, the chatter, all the details that have to be remembered. Happy Passover!

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  4. Yes, shalom! This was a lovely poetic summation of what appears to be a wonderful seder celebration!

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