Saturday, May 14, 2011

My favorite thing to do is to wait. I’m never doing nothing. I’m busy waiting, quite busy. For example, the other day I was on the bus reading, when, at a normal bus top, the driver stood up and announced she was taking a personal break. We could stay on the bus, or get off and get on the next one coming, and she’d be back in 5 or 10 minutes. Everyone else got off the bus. For me, bliss. I am freed from all responsibility of time. I am just there, with a good book, always. It’s why I love to travel by train or plane (or bus). I am given, or have taken, a gift of time that is mine without fault.

The driver returned in ten or twelve minutes, I have no idea how long, I didn’t time her. I thanked her.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Yom Hashoah

Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Memorial Day.

The French Children of the Holocaust lists all the children who were deported from France to death camps, or who died in France.

Convoy 86 (Children who died in French internment camps or who were killed in France)

Rose Adel. Born, July 23, 1941, in Rivesaltes. Died September 19, 1941, Rivesaltes.

Wasil Zwyr. Born October 10, 1940, in Albi. Died May 22, 1941, Rivealtes.