As fond as I am of sprouting words of wisdom, this one is close to me right now, The only thing that is constant in life, is change, and finding myself having to make changes beyond the scope of everyday life does leave me with pause.
I have today made Aliyah to Israel, the return, that is expected of all Jews.
Although my motives are not religious, I have been moved, not in any sense of having my life irrevocably changed, but I have very subtly found myself asking new questions, and my perspective has been changed.
Today after a grueling 11 hour flight “All back of the bus”, I was greeted with open arms, in a country who’s people seem genuine happy to have me here.
Its a very strange sensation, I have never had so many people tell me how welcome I am, or go so far out of their way to help me believe in their sincerity.
I have always been a bit of a loner and outsider, and this feeling of unconditional acceptance is foreign, as foreign as I am.
But I have come here to find a new state of being me, so I am challenging my nature to accept as I appear to be accepted.
This is not an easy place, and it is very intimidating.
Lets see if I have the stuff for it.