Everybody in Israel is constantly asking what’s happening, and if you are okay. It’s like having an entire country of Jewish mothers. Everywhere you turn, “Ma nishma? At beseder? Ha kol beseder? Mah koreh?” They’ll ask you three times in a row, too, or just to fill a silence. Though it’s off-putting at first (I just answered you for God’s sake, how can anything have changed in the past 5 seconds?!), it’s also comforting to know you’re not going to slip through any cracks unnoticed.
In other news, I went to an amazing gay bar last night in Tel Aviv with my friend Elliot. It was Eurovision Night, which featured incredibly choreographed performances by painfully handsome men wearing makeup and black tank tops. Wish I had video but I left my camera at home. Played in the Mediterranean at sunset tonight, and was joined in the waves by an adorable 4 year old little girl “Elli.” (see below)
More to come…