Last night J Proud held the Stonewall Seder. The Stonewall Seder’s Haggadah is told in the queer perspective.
This Seder was really beautiful and I enjoyed every moment of it. Instead of using the other half of matzo for the afikomen, we were asked to search for something in our immediate vicinity that tells a story about our identity. I chose a sticker book and shared my Happiness Box Project and scrapbooking story. I drank the four cups of wine and at the end of the night, I helped Elijah finish his cup.
I decided to name myself “The Simple Child” since the Seder has four children.
1. The Wise Child, the one who asks about the specific meaning of the Seder.2. The Rebellious Child, who is the child that asks why the Seder is important.3. The Simple Child, who is the child that asks what does this mean and tells the story of Exodus.4. The Child who does not know what to ask, and this child instructs us to open up and explain.
Last week, Aaron (from my Synagogue) named himself “Rebellious Child.” I liked what Aaron did and I remind myself of the Simple Child. so I was the Simple Child for the Stonewall Seder. 🙂
I also read the third reflection and said the prayer for the third glass of wine. Galia let me read and I was so proud of myself.
I shared this story with Kathleen and this was her sweet response! “Well Miss Jessica, I believe that you have finally found your tribe. I am really happy for you.” I really have and I’m happy too.