At the shore of the sea long ago what did they really think?
I sit at my closest sea up the street and wonder,
watching rare white water, ocean-like waves,
and note that even Michigan is invisible.
How did they do it —
imagining the guts it took to walk into that water
without seeing across.
New beginnings are like that,
limited vision, water up to our necks,
and the need to drop fear to the bottom
so that we can lift our feet to get across.
And wasn’t Miriam exhausted on the other side?!
Yet she had the bandwidth to gather and dance.
Soaring freedom doesn’t come without challenge.
Easier said than done after a zoomed-out year.
The sea is splitting, I’m sure of it,
but we’re not yet across.
Oh, is it time to get there, already!
(27 March 2021, Erev Pesach)