Tu b’Shevat 5781
Silence. In the depth of the Void, until the first word is spoken;
and, the word spoken, remained in its essence, with the Speaker,
as its potential energy went forth into the emptiness, ex nihilo.
And, there was light, ohr chadash, enlightening the newly born universe,
weaving its way throughout time and space, rapidly expanding outwards,
until time took hold, in nanoseconds, as the vessels were formed.
The culmination of evening, and the beginning of morning were yom echad;
the waters were divided, above and below; heaven showed forth its glory;
the sun to rule by day, and the moon to rule by night.
And, as form was encompassed, within and without by spirit,
sunrise, and sunset, the myriads of creatures were given existence;
on the sixth day, the crown of creation was given to mankind.
And, on the seventh day, the Creator rested;
behold, all that had been created gleamed with light;
Adam and Eve began to populate the earth.