I had such a fun morning yesterday, as I was so happy to teach all of my morning classes in a Sukkah! If you don’t know what a Sukkah is, here is Wikipedia’s definition:
A sukkah (Hebrew: סוכה, plural, סוכות sukkot ; sukkoth, often translated as “booth”) is a temporary hut constructed for use during the week-long Jewish festival of Sukkot. It is topped with branches and often well decorated with autumnal, harvest or Judaic themes.
Tucson this time of year is hot. It is not like the rest of the country where you get Fall weather and autumn leaves in all varieties of colors. This week in particular is pretty scorching…and humid. Despite the sweaty conditions, I was filled with joy yesterday. Sitting outdoors in the grass with my guitar and singing with children really touched my soul. It just goes to show that guitars are not meant for studios and classrooms….they are meant to be played in nature. That is where they are the most real, and that is where I feel the most connected.
Do not worry folks. I tossed my Birkenstocks during my college days, but just saying…there is a little hippy in the best of us!
The quintessential children’s “Sukkah” song was written by Debbie Friedman, and it is the one that I teach to all of the kiddos without fail every year. The only version of “This is What You Need to Build a Sukkah” I could find was of a Sunday religious school class singing the song. I wish someone would record it in the Sukkah! Maybe that should be me! Anyhow, click HERE to hear the song that is making me so happy. Happy Sukkot to whom all it applies!