I did not forget to draw 6 candles for the 6th night of Hanukkah. The candles are in the six rooms shaped like the Star (or Shield) of David. The six pointed star has been used by various cultures for centuries. As a “goth girl” in the 80s I was really into occult symbolism and remember reading somewhere that the shape represented the “invisible trinity in the heavens” inverting to meet “the praying man on earth.” Rewatching “The da Vinci Code” the other night reminded me that some see it as representing the union of man and woman. It’s been used as a protective talisman, it’s known under many names (like the Seal of Solomon). Sources argue over whether the name Shield or Star of David was first used in Jewish mystical writings or Islamic mystical writings. The symbol was used to decorate Christian churches centuries before it was seen in a synagogue. It’s funny and sad how people fight over differences more than they embrace similarities.
COVID Card #224
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The United States Postal Service has been hit hard by the pandemic. Controlling elements of the Federal Government (the president and Republican Senate) do not want to provide aid to the service. So, it’s up to us. It may seem insignificant, but if we all sent just a few letters a week, we could help ensure that our daily, free mail delivery service continues. For the past (see the card number above) days, I have drawn a card each day and mailed it to someone the next day (none are sent on Sundays; two are sent on Mondays). Please consider mailing cards and letters while we still can for 55 cents (first class letter postage). If the USPS fails, you could find it costs $8 or more to send a letter. And that’s just one of the ways we will all lose if the USPS shuts down.