The Chosen People

06/06/2009

I sat in the library yesterday, writing.  A man – whom I took to be Jewish – sat across from me reading periodicals from the United States of America: The Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal.  The stuffing from a much-loved child’s toy plumed from the top of his head; his face could have been a model for any number of gargoyles perched atop Gothic castles.

In his eyes there was kindness.

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