Turned on my email autoresponder, piled younger daughter, husband and bags into a Tel Aviv 777 cab whose Southeast Asian driver skillfully wove his way through St. Paddy’s Day crowds, rush-hour traffic and a rain-slicked Grand Central Parkway to JFK and our Air France flight to Rabat via CDG.

Gotta love New York even when I leave it.

Photo by Gavriela Langer