Sunday, December 5, 2010

in upper Manhattan there is a cemetery...


and one can feel the history and the presence of the spirits when walking by....
so the other day, i had occasion to pass this cemetery
en route to another destination....
when i saw a woman in a blue coat, sitting on the ground next
to what can only be described as a 'freshly dug grave'....
the blue struck me, as it was electric in its nature...
honestly, it was the bluest blue Ive ever seen...
and she had red hair....
not auburn or copper,
 but BRIGHT, ORANGE, RED HAIR...
and the contrast to the blue
 made it a kind of shocking vignette to behold...
i would've kept on walking, had i not heard the singing....
SHE was singing in Hebrew,
 so of course,
she got my total attention...
she was singing a song about Jerusalem...
and she was SOBBING....throughout the song...
i noticed that she wore a wedding ring...
there was no headstone yet for the grave....
it must've been too Early...
but i understood completely that this man had been her husband....
and that he had perished in service to Israel...
there was a Halal stand outside the cemetery....