“Dust”- Yael Dayan

It would be dishonest to pretend
that I went because I wanted to turn the desert into a garden
or to realize dreams that were thousands of years old.
I went because it was different,
because I wanted to go,
because it was a road that might have an end.
I knew I would not stay forever;
I never thought of tying my future to this newness;
I knew I would take the road back one day,
but perhaps carrying with me a particle of the night’s silence,
or the day’s honesty.

-Yael Dayan

Camel trek in the Sahara, New Years 2013

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4 responses to ““Dust”- Yael Dayan

  1. Shauna Steadman

    Hey Mel, I am jealous. Maybe your camera was better than mine, the grains seem coarser. Did you go out of Mohamid? I had a thought about your group. These are friends that you will remember for the rest of your life. Shauna RPCV Morocco/ 03-05

  2. Mom

    Wow! Love these photos. I would love to visit this desert.

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