Monday, March 23, 2015

#BlogExodus: Cleanse

Yesterday turned out to be such a lazy Sunday -- truly a blessing -- that tonight is laundry night. Thankfully, there are plenty of machines right in the basement that are great at cleaning and drying my clothes. 

Would that they could cleanse my spirit of the ten plagues that so often swirl about me, hardening my heart a little more each day: 
  1. Anger
  2. Irritation
  3. Frustration
  4. Resentment
  5. Sluggishness
  6. Self-doubt
  7. Weariness
  8. Animosity
  9. Loathing
  10. Exasperation
Inspired by Ima on (and off) the Bima, this post is one in a series marking the days of the Jewish month of Nisan leading up to Passover, which begins at sundown on Friday, April 3, corresponding to 15 Nisan. If you want to play along, check out this year's #BlogExodus and #ExodusGram prompts.  This series of posts also is priming my heart, mind, and spirit to participate in a six-day summer writing seminar, Beyond Walls:  Spiritual Writing at Kenyon