The sukkah is intended as a reminiscence of the type of fragile dwellings in which the Israelites lived during their 40 years of travel in the desert after the Exodus from slavery in Egypt. Throughout the holiday meals are eaten inside the sukkah and many sleep there as well.
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The Message of the Dandelions
September 28, 2012
For me, the message of the dandelions has been part of my experiences since childhood, seeing a field of dandelions in wake-up dreams while hearing "Dandelions are free" as the seeds blow freely into the wind then disappear.
The TV series "Fringe" has incorporate dandelions into their final season. Tonight's episode Transilience Thought Unifier Model-11 starts in the year 2016 as Peter and Olivia's daughter Etta, age 3, is seen blowing on a dandelion the day she was taken by the time traveling Observers. The episode ends 20 years later in 2036, with the main characters looking the same as they have been preserved in amber, once again trying to save the world.
Walter finds that the Unifier device - given to him in 2016 by September to help him remember how to stop the Observers - activates when he touches it - but his memories appear to be lost because the one of the Observers has done something to them. Etta, now 23, and the only character who has aged, surmises that his memories were destroyed and the plan to save the world is lost.
A despondent Walter tries to sleep but is distracted by reflections from outside, which he traces to a makeshift sculpture made of broken CDs glistening in the sunlight. In a tote bag nearby he finds an undamaged CD and plays it on a car's stereo while knowingly looking at a seahorse hanging from the rear-view mirror.
The Seahorse represents a strain of DNA
Dan-delion -- DNA of the lion
The Seahorse represents a strain of DNA- from "The Bishop Revival"
Walter cries as the CD plays Yazoo's (YaZ) "Only You", the first music he's heard since awaking in 2036. He believes music helps one shift their perspective and see things differently. Music is harmonics and often used as a trigger to awaken people in dream state. This can be seen in the film Inception and will happen at the closing of our consciousness hologram.
As Walter mulls emotionally, he spies a single dandelion growing from the rubble and cries to himself. This to him is the ultimate sign of hope in this wasteland desolated by the Observers - a lone dandelion with the strength to crack the pavement. Could it be a sign that their hope is pinned on Henrietta? If the official plant for Olivia, Walter, and Peter is the White Tulip, then the dandelion is Henrietta. It's her symbol.