Mecca is light and purity. There is such a strong remembrance of Allah and equality, the love for other human beings regardless of their ethnicity or race. Supplications recited in circles, the cool ceramic felt beneath your bare feet, the young flying above shoulders and the old whizzing past your ears. You can't even make sense of what you are saying in that moment, but in your heart of hearts you know that you've never felt anything more real. You push away the past and intentions are made for brand new days.