me and him.
he and I.
And I thought to myself: “How good it is to have the holiday of Purim, and we can celebrate who we are not really, or who we dreamed a little of being…”
And here, me and him.
On a daily basis, in the educational framework that I manage,
I’m more “Captain America” and he’s more “The Green Giant”.
I’m the one chasing after him with an imaginary “shield” that can absorb everything, and whispering/yelling to him – “Choose the good! ‘Don’t turn “green”!’
A few days ago, I made a manager’s decision, a decision that hurt him.
And within seconds I found myself running after him in the lawns,
But instead of threatening him, I suggested that we sit and talk on any bench he chooses. He stopped, pointed to a bench and we sat down.
“So what made you so angry and hurt by my decision?”, I asked.
And he explained himself wonderfully.
I looked him in the eyes and said to him: “You’re right. I was wrong. Let’s go back and I’ll correct the mistake I made.”
He opened his eyes wide, like a baby’s that has just come out into the world and looks at everything with suspicion mixed with immense wonder.
“But you’re my manager! You are an adult!
How can I be right?!’ he told me in utter bewilderment.
“Adults are not gods, my child.
Managers are not gods either.
I also come to learn from you children every morning.
If I use my power as “the righteous and stern adult”,
Then I will lose the lessons you come to teach me every day,’ I answered him.
We hugged and went back inside.
I also have a green giant,
(And of course next to him I’m the perfect size to portray the giant☺️)
All life is a journey of learning under control,
On our powerful and dark and damaged side.
Sometimes I need a “Captain America” like that too,
to run me through the lawns,
And he whispered/shouted in my ears: “Choose the good! Don’t turn green!”