New Year at the Pier: A Rose Hashanah Story by April Halprin Wayland
Wayland, April Halprin. (2009) New Year at the Pier: A Rose Hashanah Story. Illustrated by Stéphane Jorisch. Dial Books for Young Readers.
A gentle story of beginning the new year with a "clean wide-open heart." Sending along one's "sorrys" to the fish as they send their apologies on their way represented by pieces of bread, all the while seagulls fly above.
"Break bread" with those you love, and make your mends for the coming year. Or at the very least take a loaf of "good" bread to your friends -- you will know that you are making sure your heart is wide-open for the coming year.
December 20, 2009 (Sunday)