Throwing Candy

April 19, 2008

What I’ve been up to until now

Filed under: Uncategorized — erickayne @ 7:07 pm

Dance of Asian America performs at Sunday’s official opening of Houston’s newest urban park, Discovery Green happened April 13, 2008. Mayor White participated in the ribbon cutting ceremony at noon and events and activities took place throughout the day-long celebration.

Caroline Bowles takes pictures during Sunday’s official opening of Discovery Green. “I’m glad that Houston’s spirit is so joyful and inclusive to everybody,” she said of the park’s opening.

Jackson Gaebler, 13, pulls on a parachute during Sunday’s official opening of Discovery Green.

Rabbi Chaim Lazaroff, right, prepares to search for leavened bread, also called chametz, at Chabad of Uptown April 17, 2008 in Houston. The candle is used to search for the chametz, while a feather is used to sweep it in to a wooden spoon. All three items are burned along with the chametz. The burning of leavened bread represents the eradication of the ego and all of the negative energies associated with the ego according to Jewish religious scripture. Pesach, or Passover, celebrates freedom. Egypt represents the limitation of ourselves. The observance of Passover is an exercise in being better today than we were yesterday and unleashing personal boundaries to drive ourselves to perfection.

Rabbi Chaim Lazaroff lights a candle used to search for leavened bread.

Rabbi Chaim Lazaroff, left, searches for leavened bread with family and friends.

The search continues…

A crumb is found…

Every nook and cranny must be searched…

Sweeping away the chametz…

Burning away the ego through the elemental separating qualites of fire…

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