Sunday, February 14, 2010

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glimpses from my weekend. in such a short time span, just about two, three hours from tel aviv, there’s a completely different world. not to mention the difference from the north, which is green and lush by middle eastern standards.

the colors are different. the sounds. the smells. the time. on the way to the dead sea you pass plenty of bedouin villages were they live in shacks. young kids riding on donkeys. camels standing at the tip of a dune. and then…the smell. like hard boiled eggs. from the sulfur. i always get an instant craving for eggs at the dead sea.

even just 48 hours without a mobile phone and no watch can make wonders. i felt, the further i got from tel aviv, the more my mind cooled down. i became so calm. staring into the fire, following the dancing flames. laying in a hot spring, feeling your muscles untie, watching the stars. and falling asleep and waking up not knowing what time it is, the only hint you have is the moon and the sun.

i wish i can carry this calm feeling that i felt there throughout the week, in a totally opposite environment.

7 comments:

trinsch said...

mmm, the dessert. i love it too. so quiet, so endless. only problem is, that my husband is not the biggest fan: he loves the sea. we used to go to sinai, which is the perfect combo of dessert feel and the ocean (though not as quiet and endless as the negev :)

Evelina said...

Ser väldigt meditativt ut! :)

Helena said...

det ser ut som om ni haft det supermysigt! och maten ser såå god ut!

outi said...

sounds perfect. i would like to make a little trip to total calmness too at the moment..

sarapirat said...

trinsch, i still smell like sulfur though! :) and now, since the summer has started ....there will be plenty of visits at the sea. where about do you live?

evelina, meditativt är ordet.

helena, vi skojade om det att i slutändan åt vi mest hela tiden...but whats new?

outi, come to the desert! :)

Theresa said...

Beautiful photography

sarapirat said...

theresa, thank you so much....