April 21, 2006
A few years ago I had a boyfriend who lived next to Arab villages. I never understood how he drives by there at night. Seemed extremely dangerous to me. When I moved in with him, I would drive there all alone in the middle of the night without feeling any fear at all. It was my home.
I once thought living on my own would be terrifying. A girl I spoke to said, “of course not, it will be your home, how can you be terrified there? And she was right, of course.
Next month I’m going to Athens. I sent Flickr mail to someone, asking if I’d be safe to walk the streets alone, and she said of course.
When I’m abroad, I sometimes carry my backpack on my front, the touristy way. It makes me feel safer. But when I see tourists in Tel Aviv with their backpacks on that way, it looks very funny. I always think what strange people they are, there’s nothing to be afraid of here. And I’m also a little offended.
maybe I’ll wear my backpack the normal way in Athens, too. 🙂