Etch-A-Sketch Mornings


A child sits with Etch-a-Sketch, doodling to heart’s content

To become the next great artist is clearly her intent

Yet, though she aims to make some art, scribble-scrabble  is what appears

So with a twist of the knob, the screen she reverts to clear.

Just like a knob on the Etch-a-Sketch wipes away past disarray

Dawn gives us that cleaned up slate at the start of each new day.

(postscript:  the first part of the Avodah of the Kohayn each morning was to clear away yesterday’s ashes.  Then put two logs on the fire to keep the fire going.  Each morning we need to make sure we have “cleared” all yesterdays’ issues and ashes, without letting our fire go out, without smothering our inner eternal “bren” — and then we are, each morning, to add to that fire, stoke our inner “tshukah” so we can accomplish all we need to do that day.)


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