Saturday, February 5, 2011

Bliss Island

Three Yemeni Proverbs

A lasting little is better than an ending lot.

You may stretch your feet only to the ends of your mattress.

The Dragon's Blood Tree (at top) whose resin is used in alchemic rituals and in voodoo mojo bags. Toothpaste, too. The Cucumber Tree is seen below.

The trees above are known only on the Yemeni island of Socotra, supposedly the most alien-looking place on Earth. Socotra means "Island of Bliss."

He who blows into fire makes 
either flames or is covered by ash.