I don't see you in the sky,
But I feel you in my heart
I gaze at your world in color
Though standing before you as always
Wrapped in plain black and white
Being surrounded by your colors
I feel as simple as I am
This was a moment of inspiration.
I saw good clouds in the sky, leaving work. I decided to go through the beach and check out if I get to capture a nice sunset.
After all you never know what you get. I went to the "Metzizim" beach (Tel Aviv, Israel), and saw this group (Minyan - a group of ten or more adaults) doing their evening prayer under the burning sky of a dieing day.
The power of nature, beauty, and spirit, made this a strong and powerful scene and moment.
I hope I got some of it captured in this picture.
A little explanation about what you see -
According to the Halakha (Jewish law), Jewish men are required to pray three times daily.
Shacharit (morning), Mincha (afternoon), and Ma'ariv (evening).
What you see is a capture from Ma'ariv prayer preformed on the Tel Aviv beach.
This service begins with the Barechu, the formal public call to prayer, and an expanded series of prayers relating to the Shema Yisrael. This is followed by the Hashkiveinu ("Lay us down to sleep, Adonai, our God, in peace, raise us erect, our King, to life, and spread over us the shelter of Your peace.") This is followed by the Half-Kaddish, and the Shemoneh Esreh (Amidah), bracketed with the full Kaddish.
Most of the Jewish liturgy is sung or chanted with traditional melody or trope (Nigun).
You can Imagine the tune to this one, maybe with my lyrics