Tsipi Keller's short fiction and poetry translations have appeared in various journals and anthologies. She lives in Turtle Bay, Manhattan.
Ah, to be alive, I thought. Not a small miracle, considering the events of the past few weeks, and the growing uncertainty I sensed all around me. Breaking miracle into its components, I counted seven letters and three syllables, numbers which, momentarily at least, reassured me some, bearing, as I saw it, a favorable message.