Thursday, November 11, 2010


One of the readings for class last week [which I failed to do ::whistles and looks away::] was about the idea of "aura."  As far as I understood it, although its one of those blurry words - the concept essentially revolves around the idea of something that makes you feel all warm and fuzzy.  So there's the obvious [yes, I am referring to "that"] and than there's the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro, which personally makes me a little warm.  Than there's those examples that i'm sure the other 99% of the population would relate to; the slightly or more so life altering moments.  So I will share my recent brush with "aura" to exemplify this point [and as selfish expression of non-superficiality on my part].

Tuesday afternoon.
Me and a Second Grader.

Her:  "What does Miss ::enter my last name:: stand for?"
Me:  "ummm, it stands for me.."
Her:  "No, like what does it mean?"
Me: "::silence::"
Her:  "Because when I hear "Miss ::enter my last name here::" I think of happiness and birds"
Me:  "::insert the sound of my jaw dropping::"

This may sound like a conversation with a child that is raised by hippies..BUT NO! 
The ironic part is that unbeknownst to her, my hebrew name, Ariela Fayga (nothing like my everyday name), roughly translated means ::drum roll:: "Happy Bird" 

I'll let that sink in.