Our regional council provides a free bus to Jerusalem about an hour after Shabbat is over. That seemed to be the best way for our guest to travel from Shiloh. So I walked her down the hill. I've done this before and I always find the bus stop full. This time it was totally empty. No sign of anybody. In our weekly newsletter it was written that the time had changed from 6:30pm to 7pm. Where was everyone. I was starting to panic. OK, there is an Egged bus a bit later, but we had walked the more than half kilometer, at least a quarter of the mile down. Did she want to walk up and then down again?
Suddenly, she called to me:
"Look!"I turned around and saw a couple a dozen people, men, women and children trudging down the hill to the bus stop. There were cars letting people off and suddenly there were people coming from where I had just been facing.
Yes, I guess we were early. Better than late!