FWF -Sept. 9 – word bank You may use as little as one word or all of them if you choose. foliage – amber – wicker – aroma – sweater – cocoa
I bought amber at a stall at Petra, Jordan. The air was filled with the heady smoky haze of frankincense burning on a charcoal brazier. Wicker baskets filled with ancient woven saddle bags and faded rugs were piled together beside the table. The Arab stall holder had dark almond shaped eyes and his smile was generous and warm.
At the end of the day I wound my way up through the Sik again. The air had cooled and the shadows were deep. It was almost cool enough for a sweater. Back home it was autumn and people would be drinking cocoa by the fire but I was far from home. Amber beads hung round my neck and my heart was filled with awe and wonder.