Near Death Experience No. 6

Hiking through numerous minefields in the annexed Golan Heights of Israel but never stepping on any mines. This’ll be near death experience no. 6. The trick is to not have known that they were minefields. Actually a near extinct species of wolf is repopulating their habitat in this region because they do not know about the landmines either. The world is more bearable if you forget about history. How many murderers do you pass in the street without ever knowing it? Eight last week. So, ignorant as a wolf, you’ll hike in the tall grass heading for that distant hill top to the east through the rolling, sun-lingering fields, past beautiful burnt out tanks, magnificent collapsed bunkers, over umbering stretches of relaxed barbwire; an empty landscape devoid of any humans; serene, vast, stretching on now from green ridge to green ridge; you might hike all the way to Syria and never be the wiser.

 


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