Slice of Life
Miracle on 95 Street: the long journey home
“The longest and most important journey we can take is from our head to our heart.” Anonymous. (Sage 1) Christmas is the season of journeys. It all started with that epic donkey ride Mary and Joseph took going home to Bethlehem. A very ignoble beginning. Since then, we have all gone considerably upscale with flights to Palm Springs, Hawaii, Jasper, or Vancouver. All the places we can only dream about this year. Sure, home for the holidays sounds romantic, but only if you are coming from away. The truth of it is that, for this year, the journeying is all in our heads—or hearts, as the case may be. In any other year, the journey on the number 5 bus up 95 and 96 Street would go unnoticed and unchronicled. But, in a year of little things, it turns out to be a big deal; not just a bus ride, but according to Anonymous, (Sage 1) the biggest journey of all.