Friday, June 22, 2012

She was short of breath......

as they finally reached the top of the mountain....
Hmmm....
Haifa at dusk !
Spectacular !
She felt the tears welling up immediately....
Ohhh....
The memories she had stored in the back of her mind and heart....
the memories of Israel...
HER Israel....
Those long sultry nights spent hanging with the 'chevra'...(the 'gang')
on the streets of the city...
the TIME cigarettes....the Maccabee beers....
the steam.....
how it literally wafted up from the fiery-hot tar of the streets....
ahhhh.....
What she wouldn't give to be back there,,,,,back THEN....
just one more time...
She was startled from her sublime moment of rapture.....
as he tapped her on the shoulder...
He had brought her....of all things....
a MACCABEE BEER,,,,
She smiled....chuckled....
kissed him full on the lips....
and guzzled the beer.....
Perhaps things really did remain the same after all...