Friday, August 15, 2008

Back to Irbid… and Day dreaming….



It's been around 2 years if not a bit more since I last went to Irbid, and so much has changed…. I'm so glad I had to go today to attend a very precious friend's Engagement… which was a beautiful party I enjoyed so much…


I never knew I missed these long rides to Irbid…. I used to spend the way dreaming.. . either literally sleeping and dreaming or day dreaming..…
My journey today was beautiful…. A very handsome driver(my brother) was driving fast enough yet considerate enough when I want to observe something or take pictures… I truly enjoyed the ride… I almost forgot how beautiful some areas on the way are… how green are some mountains… I forgot many of my dreams , a dream of a little house or cottage up the hill… and other dreams I built on the way to Irbid almost daily…. Dreams I developed everyday… in small bits… dreams I developed through the 4 years studying in Yarmouk… I thought of every bit of my future on this road… everyday…..
It felt like this trip reminded me to day dream… a habit I have lost with the very fast pace of my life recently… It's very sad, I can't recall when was the last time I spent a good hour gazing at something or nothing and day dreaming… today on the way to Irbid, I guess all three of us, Laith, Mais and Rozeen were day dreaming… and almost silent… while Laith trying to put the right music to put us in the mood of a party… or in the mood of love …. I wonder…
The way back was more of a heated discussion…. When three Taurus are in the same car, two of them born exactly same day (Rozeen & Laith) the discussion has allot of great sense of humor… and allot of consensus… it's scary!!! It's hilariously fun!


For those who miss Irbid, I would like to tell you that Abu Duraid is still as is… he changed the sign but still exists 7amdella… Golden spoon is going through renovation , that's why we couldn’t have dinner there! But guess what's new in Irbid? Hardes! And there seating is much nicer than Amman… much more comfortable and artistic…. Which I liked….
I think I should start taking long rides in my car…… to explore Jordan…. Road trips or something…. To keep refreshing my dreams and aspirations….

4 comments:

asoom said...

Oh wow I was there like 3 weeks ago!

I remember Golden Spoon from previous trip to Jordan like 8 years ago...and you know what it was so much better than.

My favorite place to eat was probably Via Via which I think is new, and Alhaqoora.

I'm glad you had fun...places you used to live in always seem nicer when you're coming back for a visit.

(^oo^) bad girl (^oo^) said...

Very good......

secratea said...

I really like Abu Duraid's falafel, especially with that hint of mint he adds!
Also, i like going for ice-cream at the Golden Spoon!

I'm from Irbid, and i'm really missing it at the moment!

Mais said...

asoom: I haven't been to Via Via... You're probably younger than me.. it seems new :) I think revisiting an old place brings out memories and flashbacks

Secratea: I agree with you on Abu Duraid's falafel! and certainly mint is what adds to it! I learnt from him and i always add mint to my home made falafel sandwiches :)