Saturday, February 28, 2015
This has been around, so I assume most readers will have seen it already, but it's nice. I remember my grandmother, Gammy, holding her hands that way, and my mom, too, when blessing the Sabbath candles. I vaguely remember asking why, and the answer had something to do with the need to shield from looking directly at the candles, for reasons, I suppose, similar to those about which Nimoy spoke. And I was aware, from the beginning, that the Vulcan salute was the same as that Jewish symbolism.
Even as I find them quaint at best, I feel some sort of generational connection to those traditions, and a sort of pride, or satisfaction, or whatever it is, for that connection.
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