Here is an eyewitness report on Petra. The facts and pictures you've been wanting to know and see. But MOST IMPORTANT, an understanding of what your attitude toward a place of safety should be. "WE'RE BACK in Jerusalem again - we go across the border tomorrow, early. From Petra to here is even more arid than Arizona-and yet people manage to live in scattered groups. The goats seem to be eating the very dirt - camels crossing the road caused us to stop several times. We picked up a little Arab boy a little older than Jonathan [eight years old]. He had walked all the way from Petra [30 or more kilometers] where his father worked. He was on his way to see his mother, traveling across the desert, alone!" This is what I wrote to my wife from Jerusalem just before crossing into the Israeli sector.
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