I was 43 minutes early for my train. I waited on a wet bench and watched the kids from Germantown Friends’ athletic fields file onto the other side of the tracks. I thought about their college database and counselors, and although I liked to think I liked the gritty nature and incessant tradition of my 150-year-old Central High, I did still long for clean carpets and 2400s.
I don’t have to tell you that you met her in Israel
and I don’t have to tell you that faith is important
but I may have to tell you that I almost bought a gold star of david necklace
for purely emulatory reasons