Friday, March 20, 2009
Don't You Know We're Riding On the Marrakesh Express
THE CALIPH'S HOUSE
by Tahir Shah
Many have written about their experiences after moving to a foreign country, recounted adventures in remodeling, and meeting the new neighbors.
Having Jinns inhabit your home, however, puts a whole new wrinkle on it.
There wasn't anything I enjoyed more after a grey and rainy day in CinCity where my adventure for the day was running up to the local grocery store for the foods I needed for dinner than reading about the latest obstacle in making Mr. Shah's house liveable. The cars, the customs office, the search for building supplies and the descriptions of all the nooks and crannies of Morocco took my mind off the last claws of winter stuck in our local landscape.
Quintessential Sentence: "We could sell this house and do it all again," she said.
Favorite Word(s): "Bidonville"--love the sound of it & "Bismillah"--love the concept of it