went to the consulate today to pick up my olah visa in my passport.
i didnt realize this would happen, but – it felt so >no words
i’ve gotten used to that smile and i’m not even there yet.
and then, i take the envelope with my documents, and like a kid awaiting a report card or a birthday present (somehow those two emotions together make sense here) i take out my passport and flip to the thick page in the center where what i see is
“State of Israel Visa” Category: Aliyah
and there it is, my picture staring back at me, a smile, smiling – but i am not sure why yet…