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Saturday’s Snapshot (surat al-sabat): لقطة السبت

Today I found the plant souk: a long row of seemingly indistinguishable shops selling–yep, plants.  Caleb and I explored, walking past booths crowded with greenery and men saying “yasmeen, madam? frangipani very nice, madam, you want? inside and outside plants, madam, come and see.” For 140 dirham (about thirty-five dollars), Caleb and I got two desert rose bushes, a jasmine bush, a small mint plant, and three bags of white …

surat al-sabt (saturday snapshot) السبت صورة

“What’s it like over there,” people ask when I’m back in the States. “What’s it…you know, like?” I still don’t have an answer for that question; or rather, I certainly don’t have one answer. And truth be told, would any of us have just one response to that question? I suppose if a person lived in Bali, the answer to “what’s it like” would be “perfect,” but I think that’s …