Tuesday, March 30, 2010

a minaret

This minaret was right outside my window. The calls to prayer were through a loudspeaker, and early in the morning it was better than an alarm clock. The nun in the Austrian Hospice where we were staying said that the early morning call to worship was good advice. She was able to translate it from the Arabic to mean: It is better to rise early and pray than to stay in bed and sleep.

1 comment:

Loretta said...

Diane, I didn't realize you'd gone to the Holy Land! Wow; how neat! I'd love to do that one day too. I bet you had a grand time! Yes, 6 weeks is way too long. I think 3-4 is perfect. I'd love to see your photos and hear all about your trip!