Tuesday, March 18, 2008

oh, it took me a long time to come to this

Today (tonight) on the 61C there was just an ordinary girl, backpack, hat, blond hair, sitting in the front vertical row behind the driver. she was just an ordinary girl, and then she got off the bus at forbes-craig, crossed the street while the bus was stopped at the light, and ran* into the arms of a man standing in front of kiva han, a quick kiss and a caring hug, and suddenly she wasn't an ordinary girl anymore...she was a COUPLE! it seems to be a glorious thing.**

my body isn't fitting me so well today. meaning, my fingers can't seem to fit well next to each other, the knuckles constantly fighting for air or space or whatever it is knuckles fight for, and my feet haven't been able to rest comfortably anywhere for more than five minutes since I got out of bed this morning.


*ok, she didn't run, but as if
**just a lovely concept, not, dad, that I am pining away, weaving and ripping out my tapestry by day and night, while I bemoan my lack of couple-ness.


Notebooks said...
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הצעיר שלמה בן רפאל לבית שריקי ס"ט said...

ha, you don't need to get married, you can have Jesus as your true companion!

(..I know it's absurd, I once heard Christians saying that on the radio...)

happy purim.

Rebecca said...

Jesus, eh? If only I had known sooner, my life would have been much simpler...

פורים שמח! :)

Yuval said...

Reading your story of the girl I couldn't help thinking of the poem "Barbara", by great French poet Jacques Prevert. Here's a link to a translation:


Rebecca said...

Yuval- thanks for sharing! It's a lovely poem; I wish I knew French.