Wednesday, January 05, 2005

more from Isreal

it's 10:30am. I've been up for at least an hour and a half.
Went out yeterday with my mom. Did some grocery shopping and took a walk along the beach. It was weird to be in a store and see products I recognized with Hebrew on them. It's like my worst nightmare, literarily speaking- knowing what something is without being able to read what it says. You'd think I'd have gotten used to that in India when I saw everything written in Hindi.
THe beach was nice. It's like, 2 blocks from the house. Nice to have the Medditeranean so close, even if it is too cold to go for a swim. The beach was mostly rocks and shells. Apparently, most of the sand has washed away in the last month since my mother was there last. The sea makes neat noises washing over them, though. And theres this abandoned cafe-type place that some guy built years ago from washed up debris. Wish I could get inside for a better look, but its boarded up pretty tightly. Once the tide goes out some, I should be able yto go over to Appolonia, which is an old Crusader castle there on the beach.
It's odd to have the old and the new so juxtaposed. I guess it seemes stranger than the same phenomenon in India because the modern is so much moreso. Also because it's more "western".
My parent's have a nice house, but it's eerie to see all their stuff in a house I don't recognize. Again, like some scary dream.


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