Thursday, December 02, 2010

Night 0

those that love to..
drive around
cruise the town and...
...peek into windows
at twilight others light..
sing, dance flow
windows aglow

I too like
I prefer to go
on night 0

you see..
...there are those
that connect the first night
genesis of light
..others prefer 8
symmetrical postcard

but oh so many
...connect to night 0
the night..that the menorah
.....sits still
at the window sill....waiting
in the dark...
.....the twenty fourth

and I drive around town the stillness of the night
and I see them
..sitting at their menorahs
in the dark...
...smoky breath
the silver reflecting
in their faces
...young..and old
a housewife on a rocking chair monochrome
man pouring oil
until it.....overflows
....all over the place
blank teenagers
.....transfixed stares
by the lights of night 0

I even saw one man...
...dancing with his children
who were trying desperately break free

truth be told
..the miracle
of 1 light lasting 8 nothing

It's getting from 0 to 1
...where the true miracle lies

Happy Chanukah



Anonymous jack said...

what a beautifully deep and profound thought

i hope your 0->1 was as fulfilling as you hoped it would be.

December 02, 2010 10:58 AM  
Anonymous Sun inside Rain said...

Echoing Jack, you have such a beautiful way of looking at it and I found this very inspiring.

December 02, 2010 12:11 PM  
Blogger torontopearl said...


Chag Chanukah Sameach to you and your famiy. Have a good Shabbos, too.

December 02, 2010 11:26 PM  
Blogger Rachelli Dreyfuss said...

I feel like this can be interpreted many different ways...
powerful idea, no matter which way its understood...
happy chanukah to you too...

December 05, 2010 1:21 AM  
Blogger David_on_the_Lake said...

What I had in mind is.
Some people just cannot connect to the inner beauty..or the inner dimensions of a mitzva..and chanukah. So for them it's night 0.

December 06, 2010 2:08 PM  

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