Monday, January 16, 2006

There is a God ...

And today he showed his benevolence to me. His Holiness and I were running errands in the freezing - and I mean frosty, exposed body parts dropping off cold – early morning hours here in Cologne, when I happened to see a hand-lettered green sign above a small store front which read, “NY Bagels.” Well, the thought of a hot toasted poppy seed bagel slathered in cream cheese was more than I could resist so I went in and ordered and two minutes later SHAZAAM! the bagel was terrific! Apparently they are flown in frozen each day from New York City and I’m telling you – you couldn’t tell the difference between the bagel I had today and one I might have picked up on Seventh Avenue in Manhattan.
Thank you Supreme Being, for showing mercy on this homesick New Yorker on this cold winters day here in the heart of Brotchenland.