Remembering Delmore Schwartz, celebrated Jewish American poet, born December 8th 1913.
Do our miracles give us responsibilities like our dreams?
I threw this together yesterday using Notegraphy, just playing around with visual representations of this month’s text. All the angles in this image reminded me that how we see the world – and if we can find the miracles, depends on our perspective. We may need to explore multiple angles to see all the ways in which the light refracts our experiences.
Depending on who you ask, people say that we can find miracles everywhere, nowhere, or somewhere in between. What qualifies as “miraculous”, and even a “great miracle” is the idea that we are going to explore with this month’s Jewish text art challenge. נס גדול היה שם “A Great Miracle Happened There” is one of the most familiar lines in the Jewish tradition, and we’re sure it will inspire us to greater heights of creativity in this new Hebrew month of Kislev.
As a quick note, if you are more familiar or comfortable, or just want to experiment with the Israeli נס גדול היה פה version of the text please share that work with us as well!