I have a confession to make. When I was a kid in Montreal, I really envied my Jewish friends’ celebration of Hannukah, the Festival of Lights. Sure, we had Christmas — which was great! A pile of presents, lots of fun hanging out with all the cousins, and a big family dinner … but my friends had Hannukah — eight days of celebration! Eight days of presents, eight days of amazing food, eight days of beautiful ritual.
Today at sundown marks the beginning of Hannukah for this year. So, this week — even though I’m not Jewish — I’ll make some potato latkes (here’s a link to a good recipe from allrecipes.com), and I’ll celebrate the infinite miracle that is humanity, and hope for our future and that of our planet.
Happy Hannukah to all.