When you called, (at four in the morning) I couldn’t formulate the right words. So I said ‘yay’ and tried to go back to sleep. But I couldn’t so I thought and thought and thought. About everything. Every phone call, e-mail and text message. Every person who shaped your life, for better or for worse. … Continue reading So You Got Engaged. Yay.
A big russian dude walks in to my little pre-op cubicle. He puts one leg up on the bed, an odd position to witness especially when the beds are above average height. Grabbing the packet of papers, he starts asking me questions in a dialect that shouldn’t exist. Um…can we try that again in English? … Continue reading I’ll See You On The Dark Side Of The Moon
"There should be a movie about it. With characters like Motti, Duvy…Shmully…not Chasidish, no Joels - just real Boro Park Yeshivish kids." I nod. I'ver heard this before. "We were punks. I don't get it. What was wrong with us?" "It wasn't that bad. There weren't turf wars or crack houses." "Yeah - but we … Continue reading The Meaning Of Mumcha
"But now the days are short...I'm in the autumn of the year..." Autumn? Imma why did he say he's in autumn? Well, he means that he's getting old. Oh. He's going to be met soon? I guess that's what he meant. Someone is going to kill him? No no - people die after they live … Continue reading On Being Met
'Imma, you know what Toy Va'Voiy is?' Uh…no sweetie. How about you tell me what it is? 'Well, Hashem was all alone, it was a balagan because it was only choshech and all the peoples were in they houses cause it was choshech and they couldn't go to the park and Hashem was very sad … Continue reading History Of The World – Part 1
Age has been on my mind. It's natural, I suppose. Birthdays do bring about such thoughts. My thoughts on growing old are mixed. I am unlike most people and yearn to be older. I feel so incredibly young and inexperienced. I have barely lived my life. Half of the third of my expected lifespan was … Continue reading Young and Restless
I never, EVER, thought I would get married. I, very vocally, believed that no one should even consider dating until they were 25. Secretly, I thought if everyone knew that I wasn't going to think about marriage until then, I would have time to plan my big escape. At 25, I hoped to be on … Continue reading Oh, The Places We Didn’t Go