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Twilight on the Sound, Darien, Connecticut

High Holy Days 2023

Year: 1872

Artist: John Frederick Kensett

Here, the artist captures magical liminal space,  as the sun sets over the water. It is not quite day, not quite night, but we know that darkness will soon sweep over us. On Yom Kippur, this is the time of day when our hunger and thirst are at their height, when our prayers feel most pressing, when we feel the greatest sense of urgency. But this is not an image of anxiety, but rather one of serenity. How can we find a sense of internal calm amidst the high-stakes energy of these High Holy Days?