Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Yesterday I saw a boy ...

He was maybe around 10 years old, or so...
standing, quite alone....
apparently waiting for the ferry....
He wore a Kippah (a Skullcap)....
It was cold out...
that 'end of winter' kind of chill....
where sunshine and heat are just around the corner....
but one still definitely needs a jacket...
And he was only in a t shirt and shorts....
...plus... he was standing right on the edge of the river...
 He had NO bag with him....
no backpack....nothing....
And he was SHAKING from head to toe....
TREMBLING...
And after all, he was ONLY 10....
What was he doing alone ?
Where were his parents ??
I wanted to approach him...
to ask if he needed help....
but it's quite awkward to approach a child on the street...
I wanted to buy him a sweatshirt and a sandwich...
But i was paralyzed by the concept of impropriety....
The ferry came just then....
But the boy did NOT get on it...
He just stood there...
And then a stunning little girl around the same age got off of the ferry...
and ran to the boy.....
She was also COMPLETELY alone !
They hugged....
(not in the way that a brother and sister would hug!)
It was 100% clear that these two children were in love...
I'm telling you....one could FEEL it in the air....
SO young......
They walked down the side of the river....
and I knew for certain that they were RUNNING AWAY....