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Nonny Bear and the Missing Shoe

Yael Mermelstein

If you were a shoe, what kind would you be? Gavriel Farber says he’d be a boot; that way he’d be long enough to have places to hide, and he’d be all snuggly and warm. My brother Benny says he’d be a sandal because he likes to feel the wind and the sun.

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

As for me? Guess what I’d want to be? I’d love to be a pair of running shoes. That way, I could get out of my wheelchair and run with the wind in my hair and the sun on my face and I wouldn’t even care if it was cold outside. 
Well, I suppose my brotherBenny and my sister Ahuva remembered the conversation we had about which shoe we wish we could be, because they came to me recently with a really exciting present, and it wasn’t even Chanukah.
 “What’s inside?” I asked after they placed the gift-wrapped package on my lap. “Just open it,” they said. And so I did. Inside was a pair of Nike Air running shoes. They were black with a silver racing stripe and neon green laces. They looked like lightning in a shoe. I loved them.Benny put them on my feet and I wheeledT.J. over to the mirror. They looked awesome.

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