Sunday, October 19, 2008

i try to sleep here but it is not time to sleep.
became aware of just how very alone i am here.

i have a very asleep room-mate - stuart - whom i shall be renaming snory nora

room service seems to be asleep too, Iwould kill for a coffee and a bacon butty.....
maybe kill is the wrong phrase to use in this little town

cigars are running low and the first task, after i do manage to locate a breakfast will be to hunt out the smoking sticks.....

the early morning musilim call to prayer (very early!) is ended, man it is loud and they broadcast over some crappy pa system, it would be much more ear friendly with some better microphone placement too.
but does add to the sense of mystery and difference of this very different place

Different in obvious, but also yet undiscovered ways I am sure.

I am not alone, a bird hops around in the tree outside and a cat appears, very interested in the wee commotion. My still dark, way to early night-time companions, the cat and the bird.
thanks for showing up.

I am very troubled, and surprised by deep feelings rising to the chest from the gut, and appearing at my eyes...... and falling out of them.
I am trapped here for a time, thats for sure, there is no taxi service that will take me to any comfort zone.
We leave the bubble that is this fabulous hotel in around 4 hours to explore the little town and lots of walking is on the agenda today. Glad I brought my strong hiking books, they do need a brush up clean...... off to try and get that coffee.......
This is amazing.

4 comments:

dana said...

Given the time difference from me to you, I am picturing you out walking and taking it all in right now. I can't imagine all the sites you're seeing.......

Jean Vanier always speaks of the importance of human stories....of hearing them, experiencing them and telling them. This is where we connect. This is what leads to the way of the heart. May your day offer you many many opportunities to listen to the stories......

Will say a prayer for you and your companions Big John.....and perhaps make one of those bacon sandwiches on your behalf this morning. :)

Rainbow dreams said...

Hi, have been thinking and sending prayers your way to all your group.. will continue to be with you in spirit...thanks for blogging, have just found a bar with wifi here :)

Anonymous said...

fatty if your putting money into the economy they'll not be eating much, you'll not for the love of god put your hand in your pocket!!now i know where you are, you have been tracked down..enjoy ,get back soon, but most of all keep your head down mate

bigjohn said...

thanks dana and katie for your support and love, and thanks anonymous, who I know is you, twiggy.... its impossible to keep a head the size of this one down for long though...... you saying i am tight? They sure could do with you coming here to help put back up some of these illegally demolished homes. In fact I am gonna sign you up......