And when you find that place you didn’t know you were looking for?
It starts as a good idea, a few days of pleasure after a stressful business trip, the straw hat and colorful shawls an afterthought thrown into the suitcase on top of the nude pumps and grey suit, flipflops vying for space with business cards in the cramped carry-on.
and the muezzin’s cries from a minaret mingle with bell ringing and sung Sabbath prayers
discussions about ceramics in Hebrew, babies’ cries, mothers’ murmuring, bees buzzing, birds’ serenades at dawn at your retreat on a Jerusalem hillside
you smell falafel sweat history honey incense apple cake Yemeni fried bread
you taste the dust on your tongue the bowl of fresh falafel the sweat the sweet mint lemonade