Arrived in Israel late last night. Cannot express how happy I am to be here. I have literally been talking, reading or thinking about this place every day for the past year, so it feels v. good to be here...it's not just a place of our collective imaginations! It's real. People are living and bustling here in Tel Aviv just like any other city. I am staying with my friend Avital (Hallelujah!) and about to go meet another friend for lunch--Ari, the guy who is helping with the movie. Friends are the best. I already feel well taken care of (that's for you, mom and dad). Soon I'll get in touch with the Useless I.D. guys and then I'll really be rolling. (No pun intended).