To write, you need momentum, you need to keep moving ahead, anything to avoid sitting like a lump, clicking from one stupid thing to another. I promise that I will stop after the next image. Just one more website. One more. But I keep doing it…like a child. Absolutely nothing in my head. Until finally I decide to blog on that very thing, my inertia. And do it. And then get back to actually writing again, a character suddenly stepping in.
Palmyra has slipped behind the ISIS shroud, a terrible thing not just for the 50,000 inhabitants but also for the ancient place itself.
I had the privilege of visiting Palmyra in 2010 and was entranced, like many, by its remarkably picturesque setting. The city has seen its share of conquests over its 9,500 year history, from prehistoric times through Queen Zenobia to the present day.Hopefully this dark chapter will soon be closed.