The letters of our thoughts are the ideas present in our mind before they come to realization . . . Thoughts that are, yet not felt . . . The words of the subconscious . . . of the soul . . .

These are the LETTERS OF MY THOUGHTS.

Friday, November 10, 2006

A Mexican Named Mendel

When speaking to Luis, the Yeshiva's cook of many years, he told me that his nephew had just given birth to a son; and therefore he, Luis, was looking for a name.
  "How about John?" someone offered,
  "No," Luis said, "I want an American name. John is Juan."
  "George?" Someone else said.
  "No, George is Jorge."
  "Harold can't be too Spanish . . ." I proffered.
  "No . . . Maybe a name like Mendy." Luis said, "I like Mendy."
  "Mendy is a good name, but it's only used by Jews . . ."
  "Only by Jews? Oh, ok, maybe something else. But I like that name."

To think there might have been a Mendel Gonzalez . . .
Go figure.



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2 comments:

Sefirah said...

good times

Mottel said...

Random words . . .