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This photo has been posted before. I suppose it could be called Guns and Art. It’s a sculpture in Beirut, shot up in their last war. It just seemed appropriate to post again given the general state of the world.
The Big Trip is nigh upon me. That phrase sounds vaguely threatening doesn’t it? Which feels right considering I am—for the first time ever—feeling vulnerable about being me out there in the world. Vulnerable as a human being, a woman, an elder; vulnerable as a traveler.
The good news is that being a female of a certain age results in more solicitous treatment in much of the world, at least in the Middle Eastern/African worlds in which I’ll be traveling.
That said, you know I am just a little less energetic these days, a bit more apt to have a cold turn into bronchitis, an ache turn into an arthritic…
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