Yesterday I began tying the sacred fringes on my purple flowered tallit katan. Very quickly, a problem occurred: I thought I had tied an invalid knot! I laid the project aside and checked with my father today. Turns out any double knot is valid.
I also had the following thoughts:
- Judaism is made for the obsessive-compulsive.
- I am not going to enjoy this project if I let myself be too obsessive-compulsive.
- I refuse to not enjoy this project, which, after all, is my Hannukah gift.