Thursday, May 28, 2009

The Tablets of Stone

The word of YHWH is refined
As silver and gold are refined.
When these letters came forth, they were all refined,
Carved precisely, sparkling, flashing.
All of Israel saw the letters
Flying through space in every direction,
Engraving themselves on the tablets of stone.
--The Zohar

(Taken from "Saltwater, Tarragona, 1492" from "People of the Book" by Geraldine Brooks)