27 camels, a moment

5 Aug

On our trip to Israel and Palestine in 2016, Priscilla and I stopped outside a refugee camp by a Banks painting in Bethlehem proper.

Waiting by this wall painting for our friends an older Arabic man stopped by us an asked if we would like to buy postcards. We had no monies on us and said so.

Then, the man, with a front toothless smile, asked,

Can I buy your beautiful daughter? How much would you like for her?

What will be give me? What is on offer?

26 camels.

I pause here, looked at me wife, and said,

27 camels.

Shaking his head, the man walked away smiling.

Priscilla gifted this camel to me after,

She is worth many camels . Many.

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