Monday, February 28, 2011

the things i saw today



Having been cooped up indoors for far too long, a simple walk becomes a sensory explosion— the heavy, dull smell of burning coal, the soft scent of snow in the clouds, the brine of the sea... My childhood comes flooding back into the forefront of my brain as these scents and that green, green of the Bosphorus melt into a blur of synaesthesia.

Life has carried on in my absence— always a bit shocking but never disappointing; the yellow house is now tragically white, and the blue barrels are now on the right-hand side of the road. Boats with different names bob silently in the green waves. I feel like I've been reunited with a long-lost love— forgotten contours and fuzzy details now clear.

As I feel the comfort of cold cobblestone beneath my thin sole, I can't help but spread a wide grin across my winter-stung face.


It feels so good.

4 comments:

art is jokken said...

I am impressed by the beautiful architecture (2nd picture) Is it from (around) 1900?
Have a nice week!

Chris Menice said...

It's so nice to see your beautiful images again.

szaza said...

Thank you! Aren't they lovely houses? They are Ottoman, so I want to say yes... around 1900. I cannot find any concrete dates online. You have a lovely week too!

Thank you so much, Chris :)

Jean said...

These are WONDERFUL. So glad you started posting your photos larger. thank you!