Saturday, September 30, 2006

Free at last...


Al cheit
Al cheit
Al cheit
Again and again
Why the need
To repeat?
How many of us sin between shacharis and mussaf?
And then
Between mussaf and mincha..?


I think there’s something deeper hidden there..
One of the worst aspects of sin..is we lose sight of our greatness..
We sin against our potential...and every time we fall
Our true selves..our self worth and esteem fall
And fall prisoner to this new lower thinking you..

And so..we’re given a day...
That’s not really a day
In that the yetzer hora is told to take the day off
And we put our body on standby...
And grow
And connect
And as the day goes on..and we disconnect from our bodies
From our earthly needs
And become angelic
We slowly regain this
Appreciation
For what we can be..
And this inspires us to go back
And confess all over again
As we gain access to our soul..
Our soul imprisoned in this body..
We gain a greater appreciation
Of the damage we’ve caused
And so we feel the need to atone
For this new you that you’ve kept imprisoned
Al cheit
Al cheit
Once again..
Until we reach the a point..when we’re just exhausted
And hungry..
We have no more strength
To bang out another
Al cheit
The only thing left to do then..is
Dance..with all our strength..
Because there’s no joy like the joy of a prisoner let free

Have an easy and meaningful fast...



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16 Comments:

Blogger ~ Sarah ~ said...

Wishing you an easy and meaningful fast as well.

September 30, 2006 10:41 PM  
Blogger anonym00kie said...

i cant wait for that feeling!
what another incredible post!
i wish you an easy and meaningful fast, and a cleansing and freeing yom kipur.

October 01, 2006 12:23 AM  
Blogger the only way i know said...

Ahhhhhhhh!
David of the Lake - in all his glory...
Beautiful post..
Thank you..
Definitely worth printing and keeping out to view on the Holy Day.
You've touched the soul..

October 01, 2006 7:41 AM  
Blogger the only way i know said...

Sorry -
David ON the lake -
:)

October 01, 2006 7:45 AM  
Blogger chaverah said...

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October 01, 2006 8:41 AM  
Blogger chaverah said...

at least this a nice way to look at yom kippur. It still doenst help the fasting! its so hard for me. I wish we could at least drink. then i could daven alittle better. However I wont be able to say al cheit b/c I will be in the bathroom throwing up :(

October 01, 2006 8:41 AM  
Blogger kasamba said...

Beautiful and so true...

Have a G'mar Chasima Tova and an easy fast!

October 01, 2006 9:30 AM  
Blogger socialworker/frustrated mom said...

Very inspiring thanks, gmar chasima tova.

October 01, 2006 2:37 PM  
Blogger Pragmatician said...

I don't always get like other bloggers do what you mean, but now I did.
Great post

October 03, 2006 8:21 AM  
Blogger Shoshana said...

Beautiful.

October 03, 2006 8:37 AM  
Blogger David_on_the_Lake said...

sarah...
thanks...It worked!

anonym00kie...
I hope u had that feeling..

towik...
thanks so much..

chavera...
oy..I hope this year was a little easier...

kasamba...
thanks (i feel I'm back in time..answering yesterdays conversation..which I am..lol)

swfm...
Thanks

prag...
thanks...at least ur honest..
:-)

shoshana..
thank u

October 03, 2006 11:12 AM  
Blogger bellanny said...

Beautiful, no other words necessary.

October 03, 2006 6:15 PM  
Blogger David_on_the_Lake said...

bellany..
Thanks..
:-)

October 04, 2006 11:23 AM  
Blogger FrumGirl said...

Very beautiful, David. Hopw you had a very meaningful Yom Kippur and feel the growth....

October 04, 2006 1:46 PM  
Blogger David_on_the_Lake said...

fg...
thanks...hope u did too

October 04, 2006 4:25 PM  
Blogger David_on_the_Lake said...

fg...
thanks...hope u did too

October 04, 2006 4:25 PM  

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