Sunday, March 24, 2013
The egg is placed on the Seder plate. But it doesn't have its own liturgy, or its own tradition. It doesn't have a song about it or a story that we tell.
But it has such a remarkable place in our saga of resilience and transformation.
When placed in boiling water, the egg becomes firm. When faced with adversity, we must strengthen ourselves. When placed in boiling water, the egg becomes portable, usable, and different. When faced with adversity, the Jews have been strong, we have transported and transformed ourselves. We have adapted and changed.
My family makes these Sephardic eggs for Passover, known as huevos haminados.
I think they are beautiful.
This year, for the first time, this happened:
I found the internal change to the eggs to be amazing. Beautiful.
It reminded me of this powerful lesson that the egg represents.
We have the power within ourselves to face boiling water and come out even more beautiful. Transformation and change can be painful, no question.
Sometimes it isn't our choice. Sometimes we fight and kick and scream against the water.
But either way, we are changed. We are transformed. And it leaves a mark.
How beautiful that mark is....that is up to us.
Want to play along? We're sharing #BlogExodus for the next 2 weeks. All you have to do is use the hashtag and there are suggested prompts on the graphic above (feel free to grab it). Maybe you just want to post on your Facebook or Twitter about these topics...or maybe you want to try #Exodusgram, a new idea to post photos related to these themes? I'll be posting my #blogExodus posts here, at this blog, my #Exodusgram pictures on my tumblr site, imabima.tumblr.com, and other miscellaneous Passover posts over at imabima.blogspot.com. It's going to be a busy fortnight!