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I Made It!

On Transfiguration Sunday, a sermon about the Jewish tradition of Sukkots inspired my Lenten exercise. This is an idea I had in the shower the day before Lent, most notably after an unusual full night of sleep from my infant daughter.

I created forty forts, or roughly a paper tent a day and attempted to write a spiritual reflection to go along with it. The intent of this creative exercise was to use the structure of the forts to shape my Lenten reflections, the same way the temporary sukkah shape observers’ spiritual experiences during Sukkot by allowing them to see through the scattered branches forming the roof with their eyes and gaze toward God.

Start Here: The Impetus of Forty Forts

Please enjoy the forty forts!

Meet Copernicus: No. 1 of 40 Forts
Worth the Wait: No. 2 of 40 Forts
The Color of Serenity: No. 3 of 40 Forts
Meet Mr. Muir: No. 4 of 40 Forts
Locked In: No. 5 of 40 Forts
Buoyant: No. 6 of 40 Forts
Family Planning: No. 7 of 40 Forts
A New View: No. 8 of 40 Forts
Fine Line: No. 9 of 40 Forts
Shiny Shells: No. 10 of 40 Forts
Great Cathedrals: No. 11 of 40 Forts
Clean Desk: No. 12 of 40 Forts
Taste of Chocolate: No. 13 of 40 Forts
Day Dreams: No. 14 of 40 Forts
Warp Speed: No. 15 of 40 Forts
Piece of Cake: No. 16 of 40 Forts
Ambitions: No. 17 of 40 Forts
Depths of the Sea: No. 18 of 40 Forts
Mommy Wars: No. 19 of 40 Forts
The Size of Texas: No. 20 of 40 Forts
For Antonio: No. 21 of 40 Forts
New Frontier: No. 22 of 40 Forts
When I Grow Up: No. 23 of 40 Forts
Practicing Discernment: No. 24 of 40 Forts
Putting It On the Back Burner: No. 25 of 40 Forts
Not so Black and White: No. 26 of 40 Forts
Time Marches On: No. 27 of 40 Forts
All Falls Down: No. 28 of 40 Forts
Tightrope: No. 29 of 40 Forts
Practice, Not Perfect: No. 30 of 40 Forts
The Circus Comes to Town: No. 31 of 40 Forts
In Honor of Mr. Pei: No. 32 of 40 Forts
To Good Health: No. 33 of 40 Forts
From the Farmers Market: No. 34 of 40 Forts
Looking Deeper: No. 35 of 40 Forts
A Green Spot in the City: No. 36 of 40 Forts
Birthday Wish: No. 37 of 40 Forts
Tucked Within: No. 38 of 40 Forts
Iceberg Tunnel: No. 39 of 40 Forts
Mother and Child: No. 40 of 40 Forts

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