#20 Tetzaveh (Maqam Sika)
Maqam - a set of notes, with traditions that define the relationship between them, their patterns and expression. A musical mode. The Maqamat (plural) are patient, inwardly drawn, they are roomy enough for poetry. We worked the concept of the give-and-take between poetry and music.
Present, but hidden –
recede to the heart of the story
the quiet center.
For all the qualities we remember --
we remember humility.
Not for accomplishments
I am an empty vessel, said Blue,
We recede so creativity happens
no place empty of G*d,
the vessel cannot be too empty
but it can be too full.
No room for G*d in a vessel too full.
So forget the activities of expressed leadership.
Preside elsewhere --
none of our story could have happened