Friday, April 06, 2007

Twisting the stunning words of Elizabeth Barrett-Browning to suit my needs.

Passover means nothing remotely resembling bread products (and trust me, Matzah is nothing like bread). That combined with this evil plot to annoy the Jews (every single freaking year, during Passover, they come out with a few new food products completely covered in chametz. I swear it's a conspiracy) has ignited a longing for bread in the depths of my soul.

Bread, this one's for you:

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth (bread? did someone say, "Bread?") and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of Being and ideal Grace.
I love thee to the level of every day's
Most quiet need, by sun and candlelight.
I love thee freely, as men strive for Right;
I love thee purely, as they turn from Praise.
I love with a passion put to use
In my old griefs, and with my childhood's faith.
I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
With my lost saints, I love thee with the breath....(Bread? where?)

For those familiar with this poem, you'll notice I edited out the last lines. I severely doubt I'll love bread better after death (its or mine). Hmmm...Does bread die? It molds (and that would be the death of me since I'm allergic to it), but that's not death. That's a new life-form. Is it physically possible for bread to die? I suppose digestion would make it no longer suitable for life. So maybe I should keep that line in. Maybe I'll change the line to "...If G-d choose, I shall but love thee better after I've scarfed you down."

JSYK, most alcohol is also forbidden during Passover (see below). Reiza - (bread + alcohol) = not a happy camper.

Passover Preparation

In the Passover dietary laws, leaven includes any foods or drinks created as a result of leavening or fermention with the exception of matzah which must be made from one of the five fermenting grains specified in the Passover dietary laws. In essence, chametz includes leavened foods, drinks and ingredients that are made from or contain wheat, rye, barley, oats or spelt. Therefore, all grain products such as breads, cereals and other breakfast foods, grain alcohol, grain vinegar and malts, are forbidden during Passover.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Sounds a little like the CMS diet. LOL!