On The Shofar
For years the standard shofar thought I knew and contemplated and shared was the Rambam saying that it's like a spiritual alarm clock waking us sleepers from our slumber. This year I heard something that was new to me- that the shofar alludes to G-d's blowing breath into man when he created us with his spirit (which was on Rosh HaShanah) (which means the shofar represents us, we were the first shofar)
These 2 thoughts seem very different. but upon reflection it seems to me that they're connected,The shofars is telling us to wake up to who we are; and it represents that we need to wake up, and it represents who we are.