Gazing at Iris

By HAIM WATZMAN
May 16, 2018 11:03
Illustration by Avi Katz

Illustration by Avi Katz. (photo credit: AVI KATZ)

IRIS OPENS an eye to the sun above, then turns it to Yehoshua. Around them, a clearing of May’s green grass, not yet browned by the summer, stretches between the exuberant purple blooms of three jacarandas, among which iridescent blue sunbirds hover.

Iris lies, and Yehoshua sits, on the top of a knoll skirted by the paths of Independence Park, so that even the occasional late morning Shabbat stroller does not disturb them.

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