Updated: Sep 30, 2019
Good. This is the word--"tov" in Hebrew--that God uses to describe his creation in the Genesis 1 narrative. Peculiarly, he does not tell us that he thinks anything is good at the end of day two. But on day six, before he makes man, after he makes every other living creature, he says, "it was good."
But then, after his magnum opus--the creation of man--at the finale of that sixth day, he uses a superlative:
"And God saw every thing that he had made,
and, behold, it was very good."
Tov me'od. Very good.
As a writer, I try my best to pay attention to detail. I'm not trained as a photographer, but I have recently used the excellent technology at my fingertips to gaze more deeply at the world. Here is a photographic retrospective of my Summer 2019, all the best of the good and very good all around:
Isabella with the Symphony Orchestra at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, in the cello section
playing bacchanales in Camille Saint-Saëns's Samson and Delilah. (That would be me with the loud momma "woot-woot" at the end.)
Chag Sameach! ~ Happy Festival!
Sundown on Sunday, September 29, begins the first day of Tishrei, the seventh month on the Jewish Biblical calendar, and the appointed time Yom Teruah/Day of Shofar Blasts. It is also known as Rosh Hashanah or Head of the Year. It is the beginning of a very special month of observance and celebration. Learn more about Yom Teruah here. If you live near, I invite you to join me in celebrating these beautiful memorials that draw us closer to our Creator who is VERY VERY tov m'eod.
"And he will send his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other." ~ Yeshua/Jesus in Matthew 24:31