Saturday, March 30, 2013
Counting the Omer with Visual Journaling - Day 5
Today's quality is Humility within Lovingkindness, Presence within Love: Hod within Chesed. On the left page of my journal I glued an Omer counting aid from a 1986 Jewish calendar, one of many I have saved because of their wonderful photographs and images. I had colored in only eleven of the forty-nine barley sheaves. In 2011 I wrote "Whoops. In 1986 I lost count. It happens." "Intention counts." "Forgiveness of oneself."
This year I am aware that tomorrow at dawn Christians around the world will celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. This evening we watched 5 BROKEN CAMERAS, an Academy Award nominee for Best Documentary Feature. http://www.kinolorber.com/5brokencameras/. "Shot by Palestinian farmer Emad Burnat, who bought his first camera in 2005 to record the birth of his youngest son, Gibreel, the film was co-directed by Burnat and Guy Davidi, an Israeli filmmaker. 5 BROKEN CAMERAS is a Palestinian-Israeli-French co-production.
I'm not sure how the confluence of Passover and Easter, and watching a documentary filmed by a Palestinian Muslim co-directed with an Israeli filmmaker, seen through the eyes of a child, relates to Humility within Love, Hod within Chesed. I think the eyes of a child holds a key...