It was always one of my favorite things in the world. A book covering my face while lounging under the hot, hot sun. My nose buried in pages that smell like chlorine and salt water, dog eared, wrinkled like wavy sand dunes. The sound of crashing waves mixed with a plot line. Pinning the wet book for a week under a mound of hardcovers to try to salvage it back into straightness.
I am not one to romanticize books over e-readers. I love my e-reader more than I love a lot of (arguably) very important things.
The only instance when I miss physical books is when my Kindle is safely tucked away at home, protected from the elements and splashing kids of the beach or the pool. That’s the only time I miss a book.
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You know when you’re drowning with work, wrestling with the same thing for days and days and days and days. That’s the kind of mood I’m in.
Then today, while staring at my screen and wrestling some more, and out of absolutely NO WHERE, I got the sudden taste of the fries I used to eat at Crown Hotel when I was a kid. With a lot of salt, pepper, and ketchup. The taste was so specific in my mouth that for a minute or two, I could even smell the pool’s chlorine and the sunscreen.
Absolutely crazy, isn’t it?
I was really young, maybe 9 or 10. I was so young that I don’t have the slightest clue where the hotel was/is located, georgaphically speaking, and I’ve been driving in Amman for well over ten years. I haven’t thought of these memories since I was a kid.
I did a quick search and didn’t really find anything online, except in this shady website that has probably not been updated since 1998.
Seriously, check out a screenshot:
Is that room with the leather chairs supposed to be a bar?
The human brain is CRAYYYZAY.