Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Good to be home.....

This morning I embarked on a journey that I have been looking forward to for close to 6 weeks - it's the same journey that I usually make on a daily basis - the commute from my home to the office - a half hour walk through Jerusalem, along Derech Beit Lechem, up past the Old City and up Keren Hayesod. A simple journey but one that symbolised a return to routine that I was longing for.

Having completed 2 weeks of Miluim and bid the family and shops in the States goodbye, I slept for most of the trip home. As we came down through the clouds and crossed the coast over Tel Aviv, I felt, as I always do, a palpable sense of relief. As the wheels touched down, I exhaled deeply, thrilled to be back in Israel; for all its warts, this is my home and I hate being away for longer than necessary.

The weak sunshine, streaming out of a clear blue sky put an immediate smile on my face this morning and the familiar smells and sights cemented it in place; the honking of agitated drivers and smell of petrol fumes, the roadworks and the fact that I was on my way to work had no effect. Going away is fun but it's great to be home!



celestial blue said...

welcome home!
we're glad you are back safe and sound. ;-)

Maria said...

You are extremely articulate! What a lovely post indeed. Once again your post got me into this dreamy state where I'm thinking "ohh I know *that* feeling.

Yael K said...

!לקדם בברכת ברוך-שובך הביתה