Passover  


n. Pass·over / ˈpasˌōvər /

A commemoration of liberation : Freedom as a nation : A feeling, a declaration : The opposite of an apology : Affliction : Spilt wine : Tears : Bitter taste : The loss of first born : The loss of unborn : Fear of being discovered : Saying my partner is a she : Exodus : To move from one land to the next : Opening your door to strangers : Feasting : Bribery : Children laughing : Saying from now on, all my partners will be shes : Renewal : A cup for Elijah : Never empty : Matzo balls the size of hearts : A seat at the table for my missing grandfather : A seat at the table for my lost cousin : Naming what cannot be replaced : A valediction : Sorrow : Harmony : The sound of wind on glass : L'Shana Haba'ah in the other room : Next year in Jerusalem : I want to dance with only her : Next year, not here : I want to taste wine on her lips : Next year : In Jerusalem : Next year