~ Saturday, December 13, 2003 ~
Watson! I have it!!
The word "strain" can be defined three ways. It can be a noun, "a strain," a hereditary trait which shows up repeatedly, or even the generations and generations which display that certain trait. It can be a verb, "to strain," either 1) to remove the unwanted bits and let only the pure pass through, or 2) to exert effort or struggle
And why is this statement an epiphany on the order of Sherlock Holmes? Because all three of these definitions can apply to Judaism. What is Judaism to me? Judaism is strain. How? 1. 2. 3. Conclusion. Poof! Instant essay! :) Take that, JTS Application Essay Prompt #2.
Perhaps I will post the fruits of today's efforts after I clean it up a bit and make it look less like a first draft. Oneish down, three to go.
And just for the sake of realism, as much of today as I spent writing, I also spent much of today Not Writing. Amazing what sorts of things one finds time to get around to doing when one ought to be doing something else. I figured out how to play Stalk of Wheat on the accordion. It has all sorts of crazy chords that were led chromatically rather than by the circle of fifths, and had to be put together with several chord buttons. They were hard to finger, and I was forcing myself not to look at the buttons. I played slowly.
Current Music: No One Knows My Plan, TMBG
~ prattled by Miriam at 8:34 p.m. [+]
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