September 09, 2010

"Have you a sweet year"

Nine-year-old Peter Chiou's bilingual Rosh Hashana
card and
 his mother Sophia's honey cake

Sophia Chiou, my delightful new neighbor from Taiwan and her family are in Atlanta this year while her husband, Tony Chiou, is doing veterinary research at Emory University's Yerkes National Primate Research Center.

Earlier this week, I shared a bit about Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, with her, and described our custom of eating apples dipped in honey, symbolizing hopes for sweetness in the coming year.

Today, Sophia arrived at my house with three-year-old Iris, surprising me with wonderful homemade holiday gifts — nine-year-old Peter's card and Sophia's honey cake.

An auspicious start to the Jewish New Year 5771, radiating a great sweetness to all.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It is a sweet time of the year.
I wish you a happy time and hope happy and healthier days are ahead waiting for you.
Have fun.