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In Plain Sight

Gittel Chany Rosengarten

Yossi. Yossi Klein. Scribbling my name in flowery script on the wall, I thought of Moishy. Moishy said my handwriting was girly. I felt insulted, to be honest, but then I decided, So what if my cursive was more legible than the handwriting of most kids in the class? It wasn’t a bad thing, that.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

So now I was practicing the best way to sign my name, just like I practice my favorite magic tricks and acrobatics.

I liked the one where I deliberately added a spontaneous dash around Klein. Looked nice, grown-up, and decidedly un-girly.

So that’s where Henoch comes in. Because he came into our room, and he goes, in that big-brother way, “You’re writing on the wall?!”

And I say, “Oh, the wall.”

Come to think of it, I should have used a paper.

 

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