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Praised be the Lord of Imperfection

Praised be the Lord of Imperfection

Praised be the Lord

of Imperfection.

 

Your flaws are everywhere:

In the elm's unbalanced foliage

and the asymmetric faces of Your creatures.

 

You form the ripping floods

that tear the forests

and bend tornadoes in a twisted dance.

 

The lion is blotched with age and mud,

and the Shabbas silverware lies stained

as a reminder.

 

Praised be Your Torah of scratches and scars.

 

Praised be Your discolorations,

for they are puzzles and poems

of your sacred character.

-Danny Siegel

 

To one that is joined to all the living, there is hope

-Ecclesiastes 9:4