On Nudity

Interrobang-½ is in Cincinnati where Aharon has volunteered to give a presentation of his masters thesis research to the good people who show up at the Bond Hill Branch Library. “What will I tell them-½” asks Aharon while he procrastinates by interrobanging his head against the wall of his old bedroom. So much anxiety. But take comfort, he is also feasting in the plenty of his parent’s largess. Tonight: lasagna — a welcome trade from the dinners of mushroom soup and spinach he’s accumstomed himself to in our nation’s capitol. “I have done the right thing by coming here. This is a challenge!” says Aharon to no one in particular, except quite a few people will be particular tomorrow when they see Aharon beginning his presentation in the nude. “What’s wrong with that? I am comfortable with my body,” says Aharon and interrobang listens and records these ruminations. Ivan and Katziel sit nearby self-possessed, comfortably nude and furry, ignoring his bald lie.

About Aharon N. Varady

Aharon's Omphalos is the hobbit hole of Aharon Varady, founding director of the Open Siddur Project. He is a community planner and environmental educator working to improve stewardship of the Public Domain, be it the physical and natural commons of urban park systems or the creative and cultural commons of libraries and museums. His advocacy for open-source strategies in the Jewish community has been written about in the Atlantic Magazine, the Yiddish Forverts, Tablet, and Haaretz. He is particularly interested in pedagogies for advancing ecological wisdom, developing creative and emotional intelligence, and realizing effective theurgical praxes . He welcomes your comments, personal messages, and kind words. If you find his work helpful to your own or you'd simply like to support him, please consider donating via his Patreon account.

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