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.