someone like it yellow

AyeletJerusalem

The middle east has this light no other places have.
It’s this indelible yellow that makes for harsh shadows in the day time and soft contrast at sunset.
A light that makes any photographer crazy confining them to be able to shoot only in certain hours of the day.
Never a cloud in the sky, never some rain, not even a drop.
Just Sun, sun, sun, light, light, light.

I used to sit in a dark room in my house in Nachlaot and try editing with this beam of light coming in from the window as if it was there to find a way to creep into my room and disturb me. I hated it. My skin was brown as chocolate and my hair dry and burnt.

The middle east has this light no other places have.
And I liked complaining about it when I was there because I did not remember how little light the winter months bring here in the “other side of the world” when seeing the sunlights sweeping through the window after a week or raining or snowing it’s like a miracle in itself.

The middle east has this light no other places have and I miss it now.
I would bathe in the dry warmth of a 7am run at 90 degrees and I would bask in the middle eastern sunshine until my bones are not hacking anymore.

I am coming back. Soon.

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