ben went round to check on our plumber's progress and ended up singing adir hu with him. turns out the plumber is a trained chazzan but he likes plumbing better (reminds me of someone i know! ;-)
israeli guy who came to clean our oven is also a yoga teacher and
explained to me that the pretty symbol on my wallet is the word 'om'
which is the sound with which creation began, in yoga, and in Judaism is
a Name of G-d. he was alot more knowledgeable than the pakistani woman
on the tesco's checkout who first told me it was a hindu symbol.