an airport thought

here. that’s it:

this woman, a bit older than me, staring out the large window, waiting for the delayed el al plane.
and she’s hanging out with this random 6 year old girl, because we’re stuck here, waiting for the plane, and this adorable animated girl offered her some gum.
and then –

random woman: “chamuda, henay hamatos.”
random girl: “im magen david!”

and that’s it. that’s the answer. right here, in newark airport, delayed, cloudy, gate of impatient, diverse, loud, wonderful jews.

“im magen david!”

that’s why i’m making aliyah.