One year ago exactly I was boarding the plane, off to what was going to be the most incredible experience of my life. I traveled solo around Jordan; I left Montreal so scared I was shaking. Slowly and timidly I learned how solitude in foreign lands could be source of powerful healing. I talked little, listened a lot, looked carefully, tasted better, listened further, touched softly. I felt the desert sand slide in between my toes, I dived eyes-closed into the Red Sea, I drifted effortlessly on the Dead Sea and prayed in the desert.
I am so thankful to the people of Jordan, who have stayed in my heart because of their kindness, helpfulness and smiles.
I have traveled so much in my lifetime but there is something so special about that under appreciated land that left me breathless and got me deeply nostalgic up until today.
Home to the Nabateans, the Jews, the Arabs, the Grecs, the Romans and the Turcs, Jordan is eclectic and truly blessed.
I hope my experience can resonate to young black people and especially young queer black people. Your dreams are valid and you can discover the world too if that is what you wish. The world is ours and discovering it makes our heart beat stronger.
If you need therapy, book a flight and travel around Jordan.
Jordan, until next time, stay peaceful, stay welcoming.
I love you. 🇯🇴
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