Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Feeling Rather Virtuous
For the first time in a long time (oh, who am I kidding... it never, ever, happened before!), I actually took down and put away our Sukkah within two hours of the holiday ending.
On too many occasions to count, late-winter snow has fallen on our still-fully-assembled 'temporary' dwelling.
And we have conducted more than one Passover Seder with the frame of our Sukkah silently mocking me through the sliding glass doors leading to the back deck.
But the sloth record for our family was firmly established the year I had to stay up past midnight taking down the Sukkah the night before the annual mid-summer BBQ we used to throw for my musician friends. And then it was not so much to avoid the inevitable ridicule of my friends... but rather, simply to make room for them!
So yeah, I'm feeling a little virtuous today. I think when I get home from work, I might take a leisurely stroll around the neighborhood... y'know, just to pass judgement on all the malingerers, slackers and layabouts who haven't taken down their Sukkot yet. ;-)