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Good Morning, Mistress and Master, I wish you a happy day; Please to smell my garland ‘Cause it’s the First of May. A branch of May I have brought you, And at your door I stand; It is but a sprout, but it’s well budded out, The work of Nature’s hand. —from A Child’s Seasonal Treasury
Tashlikh is a Hebrew word meaning "casting off" and is a Jewish tradition performed on the afternoon of Rosh Hashanah. The custom is to go to a large, natural flowing water (such as a river, lake or sea, etc), and 'throw' into it all previous year's sins. This is an interpretation of the bible ceremony: "You will cast all their sins into the depths of the sea." (Micah 7:18-20).
Starfish - I still love the story of casting back the starfish stranded on the shore... "What difference can it make to save one starfish when there are miles of beach and thousands of stranded starfish."......"It matters to this one.