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Midnight Travel

08/03/2013

Midnight Travel

Tonight I drove from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv and on the way I thought one long thought. And the road was empty and black and familiar and through the closed windows I heard the monotone of the engine and recalled those midnight travels to faraway airports at the end of overseas trips. The subway car turns into a train car and travels through the dark and dormant suburbs. The road is very long, longer than one can imagine. The car is empty except for the presence of one other person who is deep asleep. All the suitcases’ worries and hecticnesses have sunk and a wide space of quietness opens up in the head. Over the background of the car’s rattling monotone the thought clarifies and hears itself very clearly, perhaps for the first time since landing. And although the thought clarifies so, the midnight travel to the airport will be absent from from the trip’s memories and from the camera’s thought.

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