A Woman's Worth...A Funny Sacred Travel Story From On the Road to Sacred Sites
A Woman’s Worth...A Funny Sacred Travel Story
By Karen Tate
Roy, my husband, and I were leading a sacred goddess tour to the Middle East. When we arrived in Israel we were taking the group to various archaeological sites and places associated with goddess when a young local man who seemed to be about thirty years of age approached my husband. He gestured for my husband to step aside from the group and I could see the man gesturing toward the me and the other women with us. I saw a strange look come over Roy’s face, then with a smile he shoo-ed the young man away. The man obliged but he departed with a disappointed look on his face.
When Roy came back to the group I asked him what that was all about. He said, “Well you’re not going to believe this but he was negotiating a purchase price for you. He wanted to purchase you in exchange for 50 camels!”
Flabbergasted I said, “Only 50 camels!” Honestly not comprehending the value.
Well, I didn’t know if that was a hefty price or a sale price and it’s always made me wonder…
Needless to say we had a good laugh and I’ve told that story many times over the course of sharing tales of our travels. Each time I did however, I made a mental note to look into the proposed purchase price. Eventually, tired of wondering, I did go online and check out the value of 50 camels, but I didn’t get any closer to an answer. Seems the value of a camel really varies according to species and the country in which the camels are being sold.
In the picture above I'm actually riding a camel in Petra, Jordan instead of being traded for a herd.
ARE YOU A FAN OF KAREN'S WORK? DO YOU ENJOY HER PODCAST? DO YOU KNOW SHE DOES NOT GET PAID TO DO THE PODCAST, IN FACT, SHE HAD TO PAY TO HAVE IT ON THE AIR. IF YOU'D YOU'D LIKE TO HELP OR SHOW YOUR APPRECIATION, PLEASE BUY KAREN A CUP OF COFFEE...