Sunday, August 02, 2009

The Chicken Dance Makes Me Cry

No, really. I was at the mall today, and they started playing the chicken dance, and the tears started rolling down my face.

I was thirteen when Steven Orne and I danced to the chicken dance on a Sunday sometime around Yom Haatzmaut 1991. Israel was 43.

I was still thirteen the following January, when Stephen died of complication of hemophilia. I always remember dancing the chicken dance with him, and I always cry when I hear it.

For some reason, "Yesh lanu tayish," which we're dancing in this picture, doesn't make me cry as badly. Yehi Zichro Baruch


Dr. Rona Michelson said...

Yes, I remember. I understand. He died much too young.

Ben-Yehudah said...


RivkA with a capital A said...

Wow. Baruch Dayan Emet.

It must be so wierd to cry at a song that makes everyone else laugh.

LeahGG said...

RivkA: yeah - it's kinda surreal.