Excerpts from the soon to be published The Calm Book , by Tzirelchana; mom and writer devoted to promoting world calmness.
In Hebrew , the word Seder means order. So much of this time of year is about creating order, sometimes excessively.
My inner teenager, that pimply kid who still lives in my heart still wants to throw her socks on the floor and stack her books and papers on the window sill. “Its my life and I’ll do what I want,” is her song. The adult me has to fight back, hard.
And lately my adult has been winning. Just last week, I said goodbye to a carton full of last year’s bestsellers, old copies of my college alumni magazine and other miscellaneous debris including some chometz.
Today, April 2, I feel order in my home but in my mind, a good space to be in for Pesach when we celebrate our freedom. END