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April 30, 2002

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Atop the mountain, huddled in our sleeping bags, we passed a sleepless night. Our heads felt light after two days without rest. The sun revealed a rocky view surrounding Mt. Sinai. We walked down the mountain, without any Commandments, and stopped at St. Catherine’s. Here grows the ‘burning bush.’ It said nothing to us. By afternoon we boarded a ferry and rode rough Red Sea waves to Aqaba, port of entry for Jordan.
Desert nights are freezing: we cheered the sunrise.
St. Catherine's Monastery lies near the base of Mt. Sinai.
The 'burning bush,' neither charred nor talkative.