In Gaza

In Gaza you stick your head out of the taxi, shout your lungs out at the cart guy, ‘DONKEY!!”(If you are educated you still can do it but under your breath. And your certificate makes your head too big to stick it out of the window, but you still curse. If the reader(assuming that this piece is readable) allows me to go off the point I would add that sticking or not sticking the head out of a taxi window is the major difference between all sorts of people in Gaza. Get a guy, any guy, in a taxi, let a donkey cart block his way, and there you go. The man, his head, his social and cultural milieu stick, or do not, out of the window). Cursing, you lower your head and get it back in the car. You smile. You always smile after you curse in Gaza. (There must be something soothing and mitigating about cursing that needs research and studies). And your grin grows even wider when the taxi driver says half joking half angry that donkey carts are above the law(yes, In Gaza taxi drivers can be this wise and this meticulous as to observe the unobservable!)

6 thoughts on “In Gaza

  1. sitting in the car, meditating the beautiful nature outside. Then, all your thoughts are interrupted by the taxi driver cursing all the people in his way, not just a donkey cart, but also any thing can be cursed by his wide open lungs and his non-stop talkative mouth out of the window to shout on every breeze can prevent his damaged car frm beng the in first place in the daily rally of Gazans taxi drivers !

    Simply, this is Gaza .

  2. sitting in the car, meditating the beautiful nature outside. Then, all your thoughts are interrupted by the taxi driver cursing all the people in his way, not just a donkey cart, but also any thing can be cursed by his wide open lungs and his non-stop talkative mouth out of the window to shout on every breeze can prevent his damaged car frm being in the first place in the daily rally of Gazans taxi drivers !

    Simply, this is Gaza .

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