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the home stretch...

so this is it, I'm well into the 25th hour, and I almost don't notice the persistant thirst anymore. I break the fast in less than 20 minutes, and I'm honestly a little shocked at how easy this was for me. I'm starting to think that 90% of hunger really is mental. Distract yourself for 10 minutes when you're dying for lunch and you'll realize an hour later that you still haven't eaten yet, for some reason - the hunger has passed.

As for the atonement... I think I've done a pretty good job. Although I don't really know if I like the idea of one day (or at most what a week?) set aside for asking forgiveness of G-d. I suppose it's nice in our hectic modern lives to stop and be reminded of a certain obligation to our moral values... but ideally it should be a continual process. We should be asking forgiveness, making an effort to be our best selves everyday. Maybe that's the beauty in this holiday, it reminds us to remember... to keep humility in our hearts always.

Now I've been warned by several kind souls not to over do my break-the-fast meal and I thought taking that advice would be easy... until I went to the grocery store. No one warned me not to go food shopping - I bought a ridiculous amount of food. Not even my eyes at their most "biggerthanmystomach" could devour what I bought. Well to start, oddly enough, I'm thinking bread & water. There's a bagel and a liter of cold water waiting for me in the kitchen. It's been an intersting adventure, one I'm not likely to repeat - so I thank you who've taken the journey with me for your patience and ask your forgiveness if my self indulgent exercise bored you to tears.

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(Anonymous)
Oct. 14th, 2005 03:46 am (UTC)
you are a sick individual. i was too lazy to log on to LJ to make this comment. MM
thewicked3000
Oct. 14th, 2005 04:22 am (UTC)
break-the-fast dinner is my favorite meal of the year. mmmmmm
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