Wednesday, January 2, 2008

REFAEL...

...is a young man i met in October   he arrived to work at the kiosk next to me   when i first saw him i immediately thought he was a cutie-patootie   and he is a handsome young man   my guess he was 35, but i learned he's only 27   his bit of gray hair deceives his age   he slowly, but surely, began talking to me and we became friends   he has an accent which i didn't question at first where he was from   there are a lot of people here in NM with an accent  it wasn't important   so more and more he talked to me  he then started sharing with me about him and his new found girlfriend   at the end of November i think, i learned he is from Israel  he and all the young adults who work that kiosk are from Israel   he's intelligent, sensitive, mature, spiritually grounded, fun and good lookin'   he has values in life   what more could a woman ask for   anyways if he was older and didn't live in Israel-so far away-then maybe i would have asked him out   it doesn't matter to me that he's Jewish   it's just his home is across a major body of water    anyways, i've come to love this guy   he met a woman he fell hard and fast for here  the relationship just came to a close   he was so very hurt   he asked for a hug last night and when i gave it to him, he literally cried on my shoulders   as i said, as so does he, he is a sensitive man, but no less of a man for it   he was due to go back to Israel on the 10th, but because things have not worked out for him and his girl as well as being homesick, he hopes to leave in a couple days   tears come to my eyes every time i think about him leaving   i've grown fond of him   he's been a great spark for me at work   our conversations have been wonderful   over this past weekend i gave him my feather necklace  it's only the second one i've given to someone special to me   i told him what it meant to me, it is my reminder of God, Spirit, and Nature   he almost cried when i gave it to him   so in turn he's giving me a couple things   one thing he gave me tonite are Sea Spa Stones   heat them up in hot water, then apply them to your aching muscle   ialready tried one on my wrist   it's absolutely wonderful   and the products he sells at his kiosk are wonderful too   i love the lotion and the Dead Sea salt-actual salt from the Dead Sea over there   anyways, i'm going to miss Refael much   i was hoping to have a photo before this entry but i can't download it from my phone   i hope to catch a photo of him on my camera and share it with you   one thing i've learned from Refael is our human nature has no boundaries   he also reminds me that God is Universal...he's been a wonderful blessing in my life these past few months...

3 comments:

ksquester said...

Great post.  I am so glad the two of you are frineds.  I realize how tiny the size of Israel is and how powerful they are.  You can keep those rocks in a crock pot if you have one and they stay warm forever. Anne

jmorancoyle said...

    I'm sorry to hear that a friend is leaving. It's hard to say goodbye.
Jude
http://journals.aol.com/jmorancoyle/MyWay

sunnyside46 said...

He came to you for a reason to leave a part of him in your heart when you need it. He will always remember how kind you were to him when he was sad and alone miles from home.
Marti
http://journals.aol.com/sunnyside46/MidlifeMusings/