Friday, May 01, 2009

Tea in the صحراء

Having made my first (of I'm sure many) trips to Petra and Wadi Rum, I now feel highly confident that I could live completely unassisted in the desert -- surviving on merely my wits and instincts -- for two, maybe even three hours. One and a half without chapstick.


It was beautiful, though; the closest thing I can imagine to walking on the bottom of the ocean. Everything was suspended and still and lulling. I didn't expect the desert to feel so maternal.

At one point, our Bedouin guide turned back and asked "انت مبسوطة؟": Are you happy?

"Yes," I told him. "Very much."



10 comments:

Geraldine said...

I love it, I love it!!! Do I get to do this too????

Lee said...

nice. I think you could make 6 hours, you are tough

fsowannabe said...

Hilarious! Glad to see you're doing well.

Anonymous said...

That is so wonderful!

Joe McCleary said...

Did you stop at Starbucks?

Anonymous said...

I have either left two messages already, or none - depends on how one is supposed to operate this new fangled thing called a computer! Love to read what you are up to!

Anonymous said...

ok - so it was none. I'm slowly getting the hang of this. This is Pam, and I am trying to get in touch. Have also managed to lose your mom's email address. Would love to know how you all are.

We all miss you!

JonathanTew said...

I came across you blog while researching the FS--I'm seriously thinking about taking the FSOT next time around--and I just wanted to tell you that you are a fantastic writer. I'm a bit jealous. I look foward to future posts! Best wishes.

Anonymous said...

Katie - As a HR Specialist who just got found out she needs to be in DC soon - THANK YOU for creating this blog! It has helped with all the anxiety about learning I'm changing my family's life. THANKS AGAIN!!

Ellen said...

keicha i'm so sorry i missed your calls :(

not that you were calling for any particular reason. >.>

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