Renewal is possible through teshuvah;
the past can be redeemed. Like flowers
that wilt in due time after blooming –
their beauty is not forgotten.
The Talmud goes so far as to say
that past sins can be changed into merits;
yet, this is purely figurative language,
that speaks of a profound change.
Like the metamorphosis
of a caterpillar into a butterfly;
the barren ground of the past,
may spring up anew.