Today is the fortieth day – five weeks and five days of the Omer.

Traveling light –imagine this meaning: unencumbered journeying, a graceful way of traveling through life like a single leaf. Now imagine another: the light by which we journey, the light that shows us the way. Our traveling light.

What would it mean to live like a single leaf? What would it mean to make one’s life a journey of simplicity? A journey unencumbered, uncluttered, without distraction---a journey of focus and intention? A journey of lightness and light? 

Philip Harnden, Journeys of Simplicity: Traveling Light

 

Baruch Ata Adonai Elo-hei-nu me-lech ha-olam a-sher ke-d-sha-nu b- mitz-vo-tav, v-tzi-va-nu al s-fi-rat ha-omer.

Praised be you Adonai our God who rules the Universe instilling within us the holiness of mitzvot by commanding us to count the Omer. Today is the fortieth day – five weeks and five days of the Omer.