With the approach of Kol Nidre, work on the sukkah has accelerated considerably. The interior beams are nearly complete, and the remaining blank exteriors are mapped out. Final decisions are made more quickly, and the kaleidoscope of brushes and rags make a cheerful backdrop to the work.
Our anticipation of the pleasure we hope for during Sukkot this year was increased further by the arrival of dragonfly lights – a virtual invasion of 30 of these brass delights, to be strung on ropes of party lights. It was impossible to wait another week for a glimpse of the sukkah’s abundant harvest by dragonfly light: