sustenance reseed | Chicago 2009
Peace is a condition we strive for individually and collectively, yet it has become something used as a reason for war. Milk and bread are sustaining staples of many meals. yet, on a mass level, milk is produced by cows injected with hormones and antibiotics, and bread is made of wheat grown from genetically modified seeds in chemically fertilized soils. As a Jew, “peace” reverberates multifariously in relation to spirit, “motherland”, and human well-being.
sustenance reseed is a ritual calling for a meditative bedrock of voices and intention to come together and root in a symbolic cleansing of milk, a covering of bread, and “peace”. Chanting in Hebrew and Arabic …
od yavo shalom aleynu
ma ana ajmal min salaam
… while kneading a bread covering in milk, I hope to contribute to more discerning and compassionate relationships with these integral parts of life.