A very different kind of Seder

During the Jewish holiday of Passover, which began tonight at sunset, we traditionally ask ‘How is this night different from every other night?’ This year, the question made everyone laugh. Nearly everything felt different. Because of the Shelter-in-Place order, we could not gather together physically. Instead, we all gathered around laptops to join together in the Seder service and dinner.

Mama and I were thrilled to join a virtual Seder hosted by my bestie Alyssa and her husband Elan, who even busted out finger puppets! It was especially nice to celebrate with our mutual friends from college, Jesse and Rebecca, and to see Alyssa’s family again!

Since we were unable to get any Passover foods delivered, we improvised. Our Seder plate featured the traditional hard-boiled egg and fresh parsley as well as the modern addition of the orange, but we substituted applesauce for the charoset, a dog bone for the shank bone, and an N95 face mask (leftover/used from wildfire season) for the bitter herb. Our amazing neighbor Vashti gave us these yummy Matzo Chips recently (talk about excellent timing) and then I found matzah ball soup mix in our cupboard! We may not have had a traditional holiday celebration—or even a “kosher” one—but it was perfect for us!

Today’s #OneGoodThing with Mama was a very different kind of Seder night! Many thanks to Alyssa and Elan for welcoming us into their virtual Seder and to Vashti for saving the day matzo-wise! What was your #OneGoodThing today? Please share in the comments! Kindness is Everything.

Day 99 of 366. And Day 1,560 in a row (here’s the first 366, & the following 365, & the third year of 365 good things, & the 4th year of good things)!

On this day…

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