DAY 36: SIX
Six days of creation before pausing.
Work-day, week -day, ordinary time.
Incomplete without the capstone, the adornment:
silver candlesticks and braided egg bread,
six sweet psalms representing the week
then the hymn welcoming what's holy.
Penultimate. Bridesmaid, never the Shabbat bride.
Six isn't special doesn't have meaning
of its own without what follows.
Here we are beginning week six
clock not yet striking midnight's chime
there's still time to open up
let go and let God in.
The sixth week begins right now
what new gifts might it bring?
Today is the 36th day of the Omer, making five weeks and one day of the Omer. Today is the 36th day of our 49-day journey from Pesach to Shavuot, liberation to revelation.