I started having an interesting train of thought during Becoming’s ritual skills class today. I was trying to write an “invocation” to Chava and kept writing Lilith. It got me thinking.
Chava and Lilith are really two sides of the same coin. Chava is the mother of all living things. Lilith is the mother of passion and creativity — which makes life worth living. One without the other is pointless. Light and dark — neither inherently good nor bad.
Why live without something to make it worth living. Art doesn’t exist with life. But on that same thought — life must come first. Think of this in terms of the Purim story too. Vashti may be beautiful and inspiring — but Esther is needed to give life.