I remember as a child I would count the number of pages until Shulchan Orech, the main meal of the Passover Seder.  I remember that it always took so long to get to Korech, the Matzah sandwich, which meant the meal was soon to follow.

These days I count everything with my son.  The number of flowers in a bunch, fingers on a hand or sides of a shape.

I’m not so quick to count pages in the Haggadah any more. ¬†A friend gave me probably the best wisdom. ¬†We put so much effort into preparing for Passover. ¬†We clean the house of Chametz, we shop for Matzah and our Passover food needs and we cook the meals. ¬†Why rush through the Seder? ¬†Savour it all, one delicious page at a time.

Because if you are counting, the days and years go by so quickly.

This post is part of Twitter’s @imabima’s list of writing prompts for the first two weeks of Nissan leading up to Passover.


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