15-12-31 Happy New Year

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12-30-14 2 Days To Go (Seeing Double)

In two days I am bound to write 1-1-14 at the top of this blog…How else would I know that it was January?

Going a bit subtle today…can you see it?

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12-31-13 A Minute To Joy: Weekly Photo Challenge

Challenge: Joy.

First response of 2013 is here.

The last response of 2013?

At 5:37:58 pm on October 4th facing the river from the underpass I saw this.

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At 5:38:53 pm I took two steps toward the river and turned to see this:

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Have a great New Year’s Eve and a Happy 2014.

A few more joyful views to send you out of 2013.

Page 365 of 365 and A Real Page-Turner | This*Day*In…

Face The Future | Taking One Day At A Time

The Joy of Mischief | rarasaur

Weekly Photo Challenge: Joy | happyface313

Joy | Solitary Spinster

Photos of Wonders: The best travel photography of 2013, part I | A Journey of Wonders

Weekly Photo Challenge: Joy | Tim Wolverson – Photo Blog

Colors of Provence : France – Les couleurs de la Provence -weekly photo challenge : Joy | parislux

Weekly Photo Challenge: Joy | Blue Girl Photography

Weekly photo challenge: Joy-Beach Christmas | Colin Mathers Blog

Lone Jellyfish, Candy Apple Redhead, Happy Holidays, and a Weekly Photo Challenge | cancer in my thirties

9-29-11 – Ritual

Rituals are important. Nowadays it’s hip not to be married. I’m not interested in being hip.

John Lennon

Rituals – we all have them. Some are ordained by religion or government, some we develop naturally within our lives.  The human mind seems to insist on ritual to help frame our existence, to sooth us with their repetitive nature, an anchor in our lives.

Why else do a million or so people freeze their rear ends off for hours: penned like sheep in little areas proscribed by police; with not a bathroom available; in Times Square to watch a ball slide down a pole as they chant, 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1, then blow a horn or kiss for the New Year?  Why else do millions of other people in different time zones celebrate their own ritual and watch them on TV?

I saw a different kind of New Year’s ritual yesterday.

Tashlikh

Tashlikh is part of the Rosh Hashanah observance.