Tuesday morning in bed with coffee and kitties listening to Led Zeppelin's "Bring It On Home". Damn, real rock and roll. Makes me swoon. Now, it's story-time people- about swooning to 70s rock and driving on Friday mornings here in the Kingdom of Bahrain.
I've likely mentioned this before, but Fridays are the best *safest* day to drive here because it's the 1st day of the weekend and many are preparing for late morning prayers at mosque. Mornings are especially empty of traffic. At this time, I always find myself driving from A`ali to Juffair to BaYoga.
Saudi Aramco (eastern Saudi Arabia) DJs are always playing 70s rock on Friday morning. It's soooo soothing driving and rocking out in the car. It has to be a funny site because I just can't sit still and listen. I'm all over the place rocking out so any random car driving parallel with me gets a show.
Of course, these past 4 months have been 'winter' here so there is no need for air con so windows are open and music is blaring. Blaring. I know it's 'haram' and I'm generally careful about being culturally sensitive but sometimes one just has to cut loose. It's especially relevant because I'm heading to yoga class. Therapy before therapy... I get to class and already am 'tuned-in and turned-on.'
Of course, the rest of the weekend the Aramco radio station is playing rock, but Friday mornings... That's some good shit man. It's a blessing to feel 'normal' here, and y'all that know me well know what 'normal' is for me.
Speaking of 'normal', it's a beach day today :)
|My favorite *not many other options* beach here in this island kingdom. With Shamika from last April :)|