October 20, 2008
Not every city has bulls standing placidly on the street.
Impressions of Egypt Number 4
In keeping with the blog’s theme of “Enrich Your Life, Enrich Your Relationships,” this is one of several posts about a trip we took in December 2007, to Egypt. It definitely enriched my life and expanded my understanding of that country, and of the many challenges they face as they evolve into a different kind of country than the one I visited. — Note added in 2011 after the spring revolution
This entry could also be filed as one of my “visual viewpoints” you may have seen in earlier posts.
As we drove through Cairo in a taxi a day after Christmas, we saw this steer being cared for by several young boys. He would be killed in a few days and given to the poor during a Muslim festival in which charity was a feature.I wish I knew more about it to write with more authority, but I include this picture here because it seemed as out of place as finding a bull would be in Los Angeles. Yet on second thought it was not so amazing when I think of all the other sights that seemed so foreign to our experience.
On the other hand, there have been a number of things in my own country that seem out of place to me. So this picture suggests the following question:
What have you seen in your travels that is most out of place? How does that add flavor to your life?