With the honey cake in the oven, early morning is spent looking ahead to Yom Kippur and breaking the fast. Just when I thought that having grown children exempted me from cooking, Aunt Ruth taught me that sharing holidays makes them sweeter. She is right, of course.
Photographing Aunt Ruth for Loving Aunt Ruth taught me how to live more fully. Aging is a universal experience, so the separation between the photographed and the photographer was blurred and my appreciation for all the lessons I learned and recipes I sampled deepened. I hope that you are enjoying this project and are inspired to call some friends, have a gathering, and enjoy the holidays!
As Aunt Ruth said, "Everything tastes better shared!"
Happy New Year!