Tuesday, January 03, 2006

249. Back!

I'm back! But briefly--I need to sleep for a day or two. I am without words--the trip was incredible in all respects. (Well, to be honest, except one--my luggage is missing. The only thing that did not exceed my expectations was El Al. I'm not a fan. They assured me that 98% of lost luggage turns up, and that it will probably be on the next flight to arrive this afternoon. "What happens to the other 2%?" I asked. "Does it fall into the Atlantic?" They didn't laugh.)

[Update: My luggage has been located. It's somewhere between Tel Aviv, where it was held "for security reasons," and NYC. I guess my state of extreme exhaustion made me look dangerous.]

Once I find some new superlatives, and wake up, I'll be able to write some more. One thing I know for certain: before the trip, I had a feeling I wasn't supposed to visit Israel. I was wrong, completely. I was just waiting all my life for the right time.

7 comments:

Regina Clare Jane said...

Welocme home, aa! Can't wait to hear about your trip- I am so jealous! Sorry about your luggage- I've been there, believe me! Get some rest!

Claire Joy said...

My experience with El Al is they have no sense of humor. (part of the security thing)

Ayekah said...

Oh my, you're home..........apparently I am snoozing as usual!! Can't wait to hear about your trip. Hope the luggage comes. Did you bring any dirt home? Hope so.

Ayekah said...

O.K. a.a. you've had a week to sleep off your jet lag...c'mon let's hear about the trip....we're all just hanging by our knuckles waiting!

Regina Clare Jane said...

I second that!

alto artist said...

OK, OK! Soon. (Thank you for being impatient!) I have been...speechless. Also on the hunt for my luggage, which finally arrived on Sat., after a much longer vacation than mine. Also still jetlagged.

But, soon, really!

--aa.

Ayekah said...

ok.....you can relax.......but you just got us all wound up here waiting and we're excited!