Something happened in an old stairway in our hotel in Israel.
(You can read about our trip beginning here; https://significantencounters.com/2019/09/21/home-again/)
The elevators were dreadfully slow.
It would not be uncommon for the elevator to take up to ten minutes to arrive at your floor.
So we opted to take the back stairs;
You know, the ones that the employees use?
I failed to take photos; and here’s why –
I was so freaked out because we didn’t know which floor to get off on because…..
All the signs were in Hebrew!
(Stairway in Hebrew)
The stairs looked somewhat like these.
(This photo of InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile is courtesy of TripAdvisor )
It was like one of those nightmares you have, where you go up some stairs, realize they are the wrong ones, and when you turn around the way you came, it’s all wrong!
I’m not afraid of much, but I was certainly in a panic when I realized it was a real deal, and I wasn’t going to wake up!
For a moment it was a tad like being in one of those drawings by M.C. Escher. https://mcescher.com/ Crazy with no way out!
The panic did subside when I remembered it was a hallway in a chain hotel, and that we would soon find our way out to where the people were.
I really just wanted to share with you a moment, or ten, where what was real, and what was nightmarish, briefly came together.
But we’re safe now, and I hope you’ll join me again on Friday for more Friday Favorites.