Thursday, January 31, 2008
OLD WORLD COVERED
Men in long Arab robes pelted each other with snowballs in the Jordanian capital, Amman, and the West Bank city of Ramallah, seat of the Palestinian government, came to a standstill.
“I’m originally from Gaza where snow never falls,” said Bothaina Smairi, 28, who was out in Ramallah taking photographs. “The white snow is covering the old world and I feel like I am in a new world where everything is white, clean, and beautiful.”
All those years of conflict ... and the place only ever needed just a little global coolening. There’s plenty to go around.
(Via an gus)