This marks the end of my little foray into blog-dom. For my handful of readers out there, thanks for your interest, though I will confess this web-diary has been largely an exercise in self-indulgence.
My flight departs early tomorrow morning, meaning I must catch a sherut to Ben Gurion airport at 3:00 a.m. I arrived here two days after I departed. I will arrive home, God willing, on the same day I leave.
Home. I shall encounter no checkpoints on the drive from LAX. My house faces no imminent threat of destruction. My town, no danger of rockets or F-16s. The water pressure is high and the garbage gets picked up on schedule. God help me cherish there the friends I have found here. And tell their story.