Origins: Purim

A little Jewish girl in Israel, all dressed up for Purim. A few days earlier she had made a new friend—-a giant tortoise she found in an empty lot near where she lived. She gave her friend some lettuce which she had snuck from the kitchen. Now boyish, with her roughly chopped hair, she was just one of a group of children told to sit for a photo to share with family. This haircut was sudden, triggered by fury, and yet here she is, looking so cute, enjoying the celebration. People would often comment on her big green eyes. She had no inkling of the infinite unfolding of color and form her eyes would see. She liked this little sailor hat she made of paper especially for this funnest of holidays.

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