Tag Archives: Greek mythology

Syringa’s reluctance to dally with Pan

My mother was neither a gardener, nor a lover of nature. In fact, once she had a construction guy who was doing some cement work in the neighborhood, come to our house and lay cement over our entire backyard. A … Continue reading

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Prometheus’ gift of fire

Last night we had some friends over for Shabbat dinner, friends we have had for a very long time. There were delicious hors d’oeuvres (red pepper hummus and apples), a roast chicken with all the vegetables (potatoes, carrots, onions, celery, … Continue reading

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Brushed by a lily

The path through our garden is rather narrow and when the lilies are in bloom, one often finds oneself “brushed” with the pollen from the anthers of the flowers which overhang the path. When the lilies are in bloom, their … Continue reading

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