Saturday, January 26, 2008

doves land at the marketplace

One day just before the winter break, I was wandering through the market with Dr. F (we were on our way to our favorite falafel stand) when we happened across this incredible structure that hadn't been there only a day before. I wonder if just fell from the sky or was assembled eslewhere and placed strategically by a new magical ministry - Perhaps the Ministry of Public Art and Filling Empty Spaces? (There are at least 27 ministries here. How many is normal?)
One of my students says the symbolizism of a hand clutching a dove is lost on him and he misses the days when this space was occupied by a chaikhana (tea shop) where he and his classmates used to spy on their teachers as they drank tea.

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