“Are you happy?”

She was. She floated high, impossibly high in the slimy, salt dense water of the Dead Sea.

“You must be careful to not get any water in your eye. If you get water in your eye, it will be all over”.

“Ok”.

“And also your mouth. It is very bad”

He turned to me and said “I do not like the Dead Sea”.

The sun beat down. Under an umbrella the lifeguard rubbed a paste of olive oil and salt onto a fat woman’s face.