The Plane Ticket

Saw an ad for cheap flights from New York to Tel Aviv and thought about buying a ticket.

It was more money than I wanted to spend but far less than it would normally cost. Wasn’t a real thought until Joe Cocker started singing The Letter and suddenly it became real.

A sense of urgency surrounded it and I started thinking about what would happen if I just happened to be sitting at a cafe in Jerusalem when she walked by.

Thought about the surprised smile on her face when she saw me wandering through the same museum or taking pictures on top of Masada.

Heard her say you are crazy and saw me smile.

Crazy like a fox and crazy in the sense of people once thought the idea of space travel was crazy.

Stared at the ticket and thought about how every great explorer had faced significant challenges and risk. Thought about how many people let their fear of failure prevent them from taking a chance.

I had the choice to stand with either group. All I had to do was decide which I wanted to be a part of.

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