Relearning to Wash Our Hands

Haggadah Section: Urchatz

Relearning to Wash Our Hands (an excerpt) - Dori Midnight

We are humans relearning to wash our hands. 
Washing our hands is an act of love
Washing our hands is an act of care
Washing our hands is an act that puts the hypervigilant body at ease 
Washing our hands helps us return to ourselves by washing away what does not serve.

Wash your hands 
like you are washing the only teacup left that your great grandmother carried across the ocean...Like this water is poured from a jug your best friend just carried for three miles from the spring they had to climb a mountain to reach.
Like water is a precious resource 
made from time and miracle

it is time
to care for one another
to pray over water
to wash away fear
every time we wash our hands

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