March 12, 2009

Happy Purim!

You know, like in The Book of Esther, in the Bible...

Therefore the Jews of the villages, that dwelt in the unwalled towns, 
made the fourteenth day of the month Adar 
a day of gladness and feasting
and a good day
and of sending portions one to another.
Esther 9:19

We do it just for fun and to celebrate God's goodness and constancy to his children - even those adopted through Christ like us. The meal in our household ranks up there with Thanksgiving. I'm not sure what it is...something about the tapestry of flavors that blends together sweet and salty and spicy - MMM, it gets to you! 

We finally figured out how to get a swagged/canopy/tent effect from paper streamers - Woo hoo! It involved a lot of blue painters tape, but the dramatic and festive effect made my heart happy. I've been dreaming of tissue paper canopies since our very first Purim ages ago.

I wish that I had more excuses to wear this Purim outfit. It's a traditional Persian 2-piece costume: a long tunic, split on each side and the biggest pair of pants you've ever seen. Letting the drawstring out, the waistband is probably near 30" across! Ultimate in comfy, super slippery and the embroidered detail is to die for.  

Think that Queen Esther ever wore something like this? 

1 comment:

Mary Elise said...

I love that embroidery. Every time I see it, it makes me feel good inside.


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