I was contacted by certain people to watch my P’s and Q’s around revealing the setting and uniqueness of this epic film based on the Frank Herbert novel “Dune”. Even though I was on my own travels and nowhere near the set, it was, indeed, in a desert. I am leaving Jordan tomorrow so I can’t continue anyway. That said, it’s almost always in my mind to post whatever the fuck I want as long as it doesn’t impede on how well the story is told and the beauty and uniqueness with which it is being filmed. I have too much respect for the art of filmmaking/storytelling to do that.
So here is a vast desert, some vast desert, replete with camels and a man, like the one from Sudan whom I met, guiding them. This is a symbol, a general symbol, of my thanks to Jordan as a country and as a people. I’ve been deeply moved by this experience here and the respect with which you treat each other and outside visitors. I know people watching these stories and reading these posts have appreciated what social media, used with discipline and integrity, has the ability to do: awaken in us a compassion and an awe of the world at large and the diversity with which it has evolved. My respect to you Jordan for taking us in with such open arms.