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A Sense Of Place The Sound Of Silence

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Each step taking me closer to the top makes me savor the air as exhaustion weakens my muscles unbearably. But the thousand years of history that were written in this very soil, which I stood upon today, feed my heart with joy, enlighten my mind and widen my eyes, encouraging me to continue. Soil which tells me about great times: times of glory and freedom, times beyond the imagination of our limited horizons. Courageous drops of sweat remain alive through years stapled to the roughness of the rock.The sight of such magnificent sized pyramids highlights the insignificance of the individual. Yet, there you become part of it, you melt into it. This spectacle is too perfect for your eyes alone. I am part of the elements that form the scene. My nostrils find a way to block every smell but these which make of this place more than a block of stones, smells which nourish this place with life: aromas of the sun, and the fertile land, of the blue sheet of sky, aromas never smelt anywhere else, and that remain present today and forever in my mind.The colors; shades of brown and bright yellows, harmoniously in tune with the blues and whites in the sky, all come together in a masterpiece to my sight. The taste of such dyes: flavors until now unknown to my palate. The exquisite mixture of tones invites me to give into the warmness of the place, to fully become part of it with all my senses.The pyramids; fully wrapped in silence, the lack of words or expression felt in my skin, yet they are not needed, even though strangers to each other we can mutually comprehend that even if attempted; no words would merely come close to describing what is...

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