10 December 2005

Did you see me?

It's Erev Shabbos, and I'm standing in the local deli/grocery store/currency exchange/meeting place (Halak in Sha'arei Hesed, a fine establishment), and a fellow leans over to me asks if I was in Uman. I figure the truth is the best path, and let him know that I was. "I have a picture of you davening at the Ba'al Shem Tov's grave", he tells me...

Thank God for these holy meetings.


MC Aryeh said...

gevalt!! that is unbelievably unbelievable! were you wearing the same hat?!

Tamara said...

Wow, I got goosebumps. This reminds me of something that happened to me. I'll try to be brief.

I knew an annoying guy on Jdate (*smiling, this is true) from the chat rooms. So, he's seen my picture. He in NY, I in CA. I am visiting NY, rowing a boat in Central Park with my cousin and his girlfriend. We pull up to the side of the pond where a guy is playing acoustic music. Mind you we are in the boat, musician is on land with audience sitting on mounds of grass around him. We sit and listen for a while. I shoot a picture of the people playing music.

Later on, I'm in Jdate chat room (don't ask me why, it's a horrid place). And annoying guy asks me if I was in Central Park. First I think he is just goofing. Being that he knows I'm in NY, Central Park would be an easy guess. Then he asks if I was boating. Now I'm really curious. I have him describe what I was wearing, my cousin, etc. He tells me he was sitting watching that same musician.

I then go to the pics I took that day, ask the guy to describe to me what he was wearing. Lo and behold! He is in my photograph! We never did meet in person--but how odd.

Thanks for reminding me of this, one of my favorite, weird stories