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POTD: Joel Hirst for when “The world is too much with us….”

“It is an uncommon world we live in, that is what the great lockdown has reminded me. Layers upon layers upon layers of life, sadness and frustration and meaning; energy and purpose and misfortune. Each of us striving for what we believe, to make our mark in a world that is crowded and mean.

“This weekend, respecting the distances less imposed and more desired in my own focus on staying healthy – no need to tempt the devil if unnecessary I say – I eschewed the madding crowd. Up, high and far afield.

“Hi up in the south Caucasus on that ancient path from the east through Persia and the ‘Stans and down into the Ararat valley to traverse the Byzantine empire (Turkey before the Ottomans) to Constantinople, there is a cool old inn. Caravanserai, they called them. ‘Caravan’ the Persian word for, well caravan – and ‘serai’ the Persian world for palace….”

RTWT AT Caravanserai | Joel D. Hirst’s Blog

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  • Roy Lofquist June 2, 2020, 2:31 PM

    I’ve been there. It’s all real exotic and stuff until you ask for toilet paper.

  • hooodathunkit June 2, 2020, 8:11 PM

    … so that’s what happened a couple of months ago. The stores and government said it was hoarders and stuff, but it was really lots of folks taking a vacation to Caravanserai.

  • Jack June 3, 2020, 6:23 AM

    Loreena McKennitt does a beautiful version of her own tune by the same name. All of her music captures the mood and essence of her muse. Check it on YT.