In my youth, I was traveling through the black Eilat mountains, staring at the blue mountains across the Arava.
To cross the valley and leave for the foreign mountains. It was impossible.
Once upon a time, beyond the Jordan river, there was a whole kingdom.
Amman – a wild twin-brother of Jerusalem, pines and houses of the “Jerusalem stone”. Built on hills as well, but higher.
David Dector. July 2012.