February 2, 2022

The Vacation I Never Had

Miami Beach…No, I am not the jealous type. My kids are in Miami, the Bahamas and the American Dream and I am in Brooklyn observing the snow-covered streets. No, I am not jealous. Nor do I care that I never had a winter vacation, currently called Yeshiva Week. But at least there’s money to be made by the airlines, restaurants, and amusement parks.

Looking out over the snow, I do have some feelings for the snow. When it snowed hard and a lot, we had something called a “snow day.” No longer today; the schools simply revert to remote learning via zoom. But I am not jealous even as I was deprived in my childhood of something as special as Yeshiva Week which used to be known as mid-winter vacation. But remember, I am not the jealous type!