Are You Counting the Omer?

The healing beauty of patterns, color, and light

"Take special notice of color and light. Let yourself be surprised by patterns, images and designs.” This is the first part of a practice proposed by Rabbi Yael Levy for the 17th day of counting the Omer. As a lover of design and photography, I was drawn to this exercise, especially since Rabbi Levy continued with this admonition: “When you feel off balance . . . shift your attention by seeing and naming something beautiful, something that inspires love.” So what is counting the Omer? Thanks to daily emails from Rabbi Levy, and her gem of a book (link below), I am enjoying a … [Read more...]