Apr. 22nd, 2011

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Image heavy post ahead!

I'm going to be away this weekend, due to going on vacation with a few friends.

My brother took pictures of the Seder that took place at my Aunt and Uncle (we were about 30 people) and it went much better than expected. Despite the songs my sister and I felt were completely unnecessary considering all the children in the house understand Hebrew and it just made things longer.

As mentioned in a previous post, our Passover is quite traditional, however this year my cousin decided to make it an interactive (hence the unnecessary songs, some of which were okay, I admit) and very nearly skipped over parts of the Haggadah that were specifically asked to be read (which annoyed me).

The real reason I'm making this post was to show you pictures!

First, The Seder Plate )

As you can see, the extra additions of Orange and Olive were added, I was actually a bit moved to see the additions, but the story of the Orange wasn't told to completion and only the story of women taking active part in Jewish religious life, rather than inclusion of Queers in Jewish culture (seeing as we're huge). And the Olive was spoken about in general terms of peace among the people, rather than, you know, an end to the Occupation.

Hopefully, by the time I can MC a Seder, the Olive will be symbolic of peace, rather than freedom from oppression.

Here's a pic of almost The Entire Table )

30 people, no joke!

And now, the moment some of you have been waiting for! Pictures of ME )
That's what I looked like Seder evening. That's the dress I bought a few weeks ago if you peeps recall (DW post) and it was its first time out in public.
Hells yes!

This is Me Reading Emma Goldman )
My cousin asked us to provide thoughts and other things to add to the Seder and I decided I would read (a heavily edited, alas) an essay by Emma Goldman about Suffrage. You can read the original from 1917 here.

And one more of Me looking Pretty )

That's all folks!

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V and Justice

V: Ah, I was forgetting that we are not properly introduced. I do not have a name. You can call me V. Madam Justice...this is V. V... this is Madam Justice. hello, Madam Justice.

Justice: Good evening, V.

V: There. Now we know each other. Actually, I've been a fan of yours for quite some time. Oh, I know what you're thinking...

Justice: The poor boy has a crush on me...an adolescent fatuation.

V: I beg your pardon, Madam. It isn't like that at all. I've long admired you...albeit only from a distance. I used to stare at you from the streets below when I was a child. I'd say to my father, "Who is that lady?" And he'd say "That's Madam Justice." And I'd say "Isn't she pretty."

V: Please don't think it was merely physical. I know you're not that sort of girl. No, I loved you as a person. As an ideal.

Justice: What? V! For shame! You have betrayed me for some harlot, some vain and pouting hussy with painted lips and a knowing smile!

V: I, Madam? I beg to differ! It was your infidelity that drove me to her arms!

V: Ah-ha! That surprised you, didn't it? You thought I didn't know about your little fling. But I do. I know everything! Frankly, I wasn't surprised when I found out. You always did have an eye for a man in uniform.

Justice: Uniform? Why I'm sure I don't know what you're talking about. It was always you, V. You were the only one...

V: Liar! Slut! Whore! Deny that you let him have his way with you, him with his armbands and jackboots!

V: Well? Cat got your tongue? I though as much.

V: Very well. So you stand revealed at last. you are no longer my justice. You are his justice now. You have bedded another.

Justice: Sob! Choke! Wh-who is she, V? What is her name?

V: Her name is Anarchy. And she has taught me more as a mistress than you ever did! She has taught me that justice is meaningless without freedom. She is honest. She makes no promises and breaks none. Unlike you, Jezebel. I used to wonder why you could never look me in the eye. Now I know. So good bye, dear lady. I would be saddened by our parting even now, save that you are no longer the woman I once loved.

*KABOOM!*

-"V for Vendetta"

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