How to get the perfect postcard
By Laura GellerI want to get a postcard for my mother from the midori, the Japanese tea vendor that used to be my favorite.
My mother was from Tokyo, and she bought my grandmother a box of midori every summer, and the boxes would sit in the living room of our modest bungalow in Westchester County, NY.
I’ve never had a post card with me, and I never have.
I never got a post-it note from my mother, who would scribble on the back of each card, “Thank you, Midori.
I’m sorry I forgot you.”
The only thing I remember about her is that she had a large box of the stuff, and that she would often hand me a piece of it to eat, because I was a child of the ’60s.
But as the years passed, the Midori family became more and more distant.
I grew up in a family that was Jewish and American-raised, and there was no Midori in the family.
In the mid-1960s, the family moved to Israel and settled in the northern city of Haifa.
My grandfather and great-grandfather lived in an apartment in Haifa, and my grandmother became the housekeeper and a waitress in a restaurant.
It was the middle of the night, and in the early morning, my grandmother would go out with her friends to the Midoris’ old tea shop to get their morning tea.
My grandmother would come home from the tea shop, and we would sit down and wait for her to come back.
The next day, we would all sit around the table, eating our tea and talking about the day.
At some point, my mother decided to take the family to Japan.
I remember her telling me, “I think it’s time for me to get off the subway, because it’s cold in Tokyo.”
It was a cold winter night in Japan, and as she said this, she slipped into the blue dress and a hat, and stepped out into the dark, snow-covered street.
I was just looking around in my car, trying to figure out where she was going, and it just clicked.
I realized she was heading for the Midorsi, and then I looked up and saw her in the street.
The street was a quiet, busy street, and with the streets filled with people passing by, I decided I had to go.
I drove to the street, took off my coat, and put it on.
Then I got out of the car, and walked into the street with the hat on my head.
My friend and I walked down the street for a few blocks, and when we reached the intersection of a main road, I pulled over, put the hat back on, and headed down the other side of the street into a small alleyway.
When I turned to look at her, the street was completely deserted, and so was the street she was walking on.
I walked down to the alleyway, and sat down on the curb.
I took off the hat, put it back on and began walking again.
My walking was slow and controlled, and only when I saw the other person I stopped and sat next to her.
I walked the same distance, and just as I was about to say goodbye, my walk turned into a running walk, and from the direction of the alley I could see the street in front of me turning into a narrow street.
It looked like a city street, with all the cars and pedestrians passing by.
I could hear the voices of the people on the street talking, and they were speaking English, Japanese, and English-French.
My eyes were wide open, my mouth was open wide, and all I could think about was this person in the alley.
I looked around at everyone else, but nobody was talking to me.
I knew she was there, but I could not tell her anything.
I waited until she turned around and walked back into the alley, then I ran.
I ran for miles, but it was the cold that really caught me.
After a few minutes, I came to a corner of the corner, and suddenly, I felt something grab me from behind, and a cold hand grab me.
I remember it happening so quickly, and without hesitation, that I lost my balance.
My left hand was grabbed from behind by a hand that was taller than me.
It had been the same hand that had grabbed me in the subway.
I started struggling, but the cold grip on my hand made me gasp.
Then my right hand was snatched from behind.
I lost consciousness and lay on the cold sidewalk, screaming for help.
When the ambulance came to the scene, I was lying on the sidewalk with my hands wrapped around my head, unable to move.
The paramedics put me in a chair and took me to the hospital.
The ambulance came in, and while I was in the hospital, my hands were still wrapped around me. They