The Cutting Reeds

Sea of Reeds 2 (credit: Valentin Hintikka, license: CC BY-SA)

All I asked was to see clearly. I washed my shins in the sea of reeds. From the other side, these symplegades don’t look too menacing. I hope more will risk their passage.

This short piece was first published on my Facebook page 18 April 2011.

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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