Friday, November 29, 2013

Hanukkah 2013: Wish List

A few weeks ago, the boyfriend asked me to explain Hanukkah to him. So I began telling the story of the Maccabees and their win over the Syrian Greeks. I told him about how once the Maccabees had regained control they returned to the Holy Temple in Jerusalem to purify the temple by burning the ritual oil in the menorah for eight days. And, I told him how they only had enough oil for one day but were surprised to find the oil lasted the full eight days.

And, at some point during this story, I was corrected, he just wanted to know what he was on the hook for.

So I started thinking about Hanukkah. And of course, what I actually wanted. It seems that this year may be the first year I don't have this long running list of things I'm dying for, or in most cases one large thing I've been lusting after all year. Thinking of a list was very difficult. And thinking of 8 things. Even harder. But, when there's a will, there's a way.

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