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I decided I needed some R&R so headed to the Red Sea and the town of Jeddah. Up at 4.30 am and arrived at the resort in time for breakfast on the beach. Great amusement in the airport watching all the pilgrims en route to the Haaj wearing bath towels!
The weather was hot and sunny so sunbathing, reading and dozing was the order of the day. Tried the Saudi answer to Macdonalds for lunch - Al Baik - and it was very ...
... bounce, bounce. Thump. Spin. Twirl. Grass. Flying through the air. Thump. Roll. A foot in the face. Flying though the air. Sight of a mesh net fast approaching. A hand racing out for his face. Into the mesh net. Cheers. Looking out from the mesh net at ground level. Zombies running around hugging and lifting their shirts over their heads. Some ****** off. Hand on his face. Carried to the center of a large football pitch. Placed down. Foot in his face. ...
... treat to see him. I can’t wait.
There’s really only four months left of my time here. Time does fly the older you get. I’m working on coping with that. Caught between spirituality, religion and something beyond life as we know it and perhaps living life to the fullest and always being in the moment because maybe, just maybe, we really only get one shot at this thing called life. When we are dead it’s done. Nothing more. Nothing less.
Thanks for ...
... we did last night by buying Imodium and re-hydration powder. We also bought some antibiotics. Amoxicillin. We bought it without a prescription as one was not needed. All done smartly after a nice Bday dinner at a Thai restaurant. I’ll be 37 going on 21 on Sunday. Forever young.
Work is busy, fun and stressful. I’m learning so much and getting so much experience. The GMan and mom a phone call away ...
... on the shot gun in my hand. The gun that had pumped holes into three of their kind. The gun that unleashed the damage compacted in the last three shells in my pocket. They had some form of basic understanding that the gun in my hands could kill them.
It was only a matter of time before they figured out I was out of shells. Impotent in a soon to be blood bath. There were six of them. I had no hope. Surrounded. No escape.
When a bullet flies through the sky ...