From Istanbul, with Love

 
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We had just been talking about our hopes for the year to come, telling stories about the people we love, celebrating how we survived the year, and we were dancing. We weren't far when the Istanbul attack happened. Those who died were doing the same things we were...

It was snowing when we woke up today. 

I cannot stop thinking about how I get to see another morning, another beginning, another year.

On the way home I was reading the paper and read a line from Susie Boyt:

I think that celebrating and mourning should be practised in equal measure, sometimes at the same time.

Here you are, 2017.

 

Cappadocia and Istanbul, 23 Dec '16-2 Jan '17.