Benjamin Rosenbaum

Comments on "Tabernacles"

Hey Ben

I was happy to be of some small service in the erecting of the thing, and you know? I totally got all that, without even being able to stay and enjoy the pizza and the family and the Alouette.

Curiously, although American, I don't much enjoy DIY projects (except as they relate to making music), and I kind of do enjoy being lost. But of course, I'm all about being unrooted in life, and floating down the stream, merrily merrily, and all that.

But it's nice once in a while to latch onto someone's branch as you float by, catch up, and exchange hugs before floating on.


Posted by Matt Hulan at October 10, 2006 08:42 PM

Oddly enough, in our discussion at shul about the Sukkah, several people talked about how much fun it is to put the thing up, but nobody mentioned how much fun it is to take down. I didn't mention it, largely because I had talked enough already, but also because all I had was the observation, without any meaning to attach to it. So. Thanks for elucidating.

I made a Sukkah for the first time last year, because for the first time we had a large private backyard, and because my mother-in-law had everything we needed in the shed, because it's that kind of shed. It was wonderful.


Posted by Vardibidian at October 11, 2006 10:00 AM

Ben, you're a sweetheart. I like this. "It teaches you how to get rained on." And oh my god, the Jewish Catalog, it's been ages...

Posted by Karen at October 13, 2006 03:24 PM

Just a note on my mom's behalf to say that she wandered over here because I'd been talking with her about the most recent AI thread, and she really enjoyed this entry.

Posted by Dan Percival at October 20, 2006 12:40 PM

(I mean, I enjoyed it, too, but somehow "I liked it" doesn't seem a substantial enough comment to make -- I'd be making it all the time, all sorts of places. But: Other People, especially Mothers, are Topical.)

Posted by Dan Percival at October 20, 2006 12:42 PM

Cool! Hi Dan's mom!

Posted by Benjamin Rosenbaum at October 20, 2006 12:44 PM

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