Skip to content

Daydreaming

May 30, 2011

My body came home from my wonderful vacation to Istanbul and southern Turkey, but only part of my mind and imagination accompanied it. As I write throughout the mornings and afternoons, I still find myself pausing in mid-sentence without realizing it, daydreaming of dark Mediterranean waves, sun-kissed Roman ruins covered in red poppies, and the cool Bosphorus breezes cruelly reminding me that I was merely a visitor.

Here are my tweets from throughout the trip (follow me here):

May 13
Caddebostan, Istanbul, 4:45 a.m.: Incredibly chatty seagulls, a car alarm and the call to prayer. Good morning.

May 14
I’m the only one awake, sitting in the dark, watching the moon soar over Istanbul. In a few hours, I’ll be in Antalya, on the Med Sea.

May 15
Toured Greek/Roman/Byzantine ruins at Perge. Still tingling with excitement. Now at Belek resort. Long Island Iced Tea or mojito? Both.

May 16
Few things better than breakfast with a beautiful woman, sunshine, a cool seabreeze, all overlooking a gorgeous blue sea.

May 16
I’m on fire. In a good way.

May 16
Soft sunrise over the Taurus Mountains.

May 18
Tucked away in a tiny resort in near Olympos. Rose bushes, orange trees heavy with ripe fruit, mountains towering over a stellar beach.

May 19
Day began on a gorgeous pebble beach and crystal clear water. It ends in Caddebostan, under fireworks and Turkish flags celebrating Ataturk.

May 20
Why can’t I stop time? Still have sailing tour, Bosphorus cruise, a visit to refurbished Hagia Sophia, so much more. Four days will fly by.

May 20
Ending another long, wondrous day in Istanbul. Bedtime reading: Sherman’s Civil War memoirs. Hey, it doesn’t always have to be Turkey 24/7.

May 21
Deep dark waters, beautiful eyes, a burning sun, crashing waves, legacies lost, a freefall through time, a long soft kiss. More. More. More.

May 22
Unbelievable cheers in Caddebostan after Fenerbahce’s 4-3 win for the league title. Flares, car horns, fireworks. Turks know how to PARTY.

May 23
Final full day in Nova Roma. First, a tour of the city’s secret past with an eminent historian and diplomat, then a grand farewell dinner.

May 24
Rest easier, America. F has returned.

May 25
Mini-NYC shopping spree begins now. First stop: Dean & Deluca.

May 26
Began the beautiful morning with Henry Wager Halleck at Greenwood Cemetery. Now headed home to Texas to begin another long, sweet summer.

May 26
Home at last.

One Comment

Trackbacks & Pingbacks

  1. Happy Birthday to me, sort of « stillness of heart

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

The Trailhead

Avrel Seale's Blog

Intelligence360 News

The Intelligent News Source

Church of The Word

The voice of one crying in the wilderness: “Prepare the way of the Lord; Make straight in the desert A highway for our God.” Isaiah 40: 3

fitzbetweentheshelves.wordpress.com/

...changing the world, one reader at a time.

CSSCRIBE

To work magic with words

Archyde

archyde.com

Gran Orden de Caballeros del Vino

Excellence in education and promotion of quality and premium wines from Spain

MCViewPoint

Opinion from a Libertarian ViewPoint

Bmore Projects Media Watchdog

Pushing the media to tell THE story and not just A story.

You can fool nearly all the people...

Take back our country from corrupt government and crony capitalism

Algoritmos de fake news nas redes sociais

Implicações para a democracia no turbilhão da guerra cibernética com a intrusão da desinformação

Copious Contemplation

Exploring the World Through Words

The US Sun

The Best for News, Sport, Entertainment, Celebrities

Life in the Slow Lane

Contemplating life, faith, words, and memories

The Spinster Librarian

New Librarian. Perpetually Single. Plenty of Time to Read.

CELESTE HATTINGH - HOLISTIC TRANSFORMATION AND LIFE COACHING

TRANSFORMATIONAL LIFE COACH WITH A HOLISTIC APPROACH TO MIND BODY SPIRIT AND THE WORLD

eternityendz

Find a way to let your thoughts flow free.

%d bloggers like this: