Tezatların buluştuğu Mezopotamya’nın kadim toprakları… Göz alabildiğine ufka uzanan yumuşak inişli çıkışlı araziler sanki içinde sertliği barındırdığını hatırlatırcasına koca kayalarla donanmış. Sonsuz düzlüklerin içinden heybetli sarp dağlar yükseliveriyor. Sıcağı yakıcı, soğuğu sert. Medeniyetlerin beşiği ama çatışması hiç yatışmamış, insanları hiç huzura kavuşamamış. #tellatravelstory 🇬🇧
Rolling hills of Mesopotamia stretch endlessly. These are the lands where human civilizations started. These are the lands that have been the stage of eternal conflict, that have never relaxed into a peaceful existence. It’s a land of contradictions – the landscape, climate and people.
I was told it had been raining heavily for two weeks straight before I arrived in Yangshuo. Luckily, it was nothing but dreamy skies and lazy days on the riverbank.
|| STRONG IN SUFFER ||
When in life you are strong and others see you just like that, strong, resistant and unbreakable, you become a haven for those who need that strength to follow their own journey in this World.
And it is when you need strength to yourself that you realize that you are alone. You cannot give up, it is not what is expected from you as you are used to be seen as an immovable fortress that also makes the others stronger.
It was like this that I saw this beautiful rock in the sea that day, strong and isolated, resisting, often in suffering, to all the weathers that would be coming into her.
I also saw the other rocks looking at her only hoping that she will resist and quickly find her usual energy because they do not know how to help her, they never knew, she also does not let them.
Fortunately, better days come when the sun shines on everything and brings with it the energy to keep everything going!
|| HAT'S REFLECTION ||
Standing there, looking into your mirror, reflecting!
Always there, the hat reflected on how today everything changes so fast in this world, how we may be going so fast that we don't even have time to think about it.
There I too was that day, equally looking into the mirror, seeing the Hat, while he surprised me with his thoughts!
And also I reflected on the beauty that sudden changes can sometimes have, and how I was there to slowly enjoy them!
And why did I reflect that? Simply because I am in Iceland!
As I stared at a clear sky at sunset, my mind slowly told me to think of that night on the possibility of once again having before me the beauty of the Northern Lights dancing all over the sky, and how that night they would join both Hat and me to reflect on the lake!
Then suddenly, as I was looking for the best place to capture all these reflections so that I could be amazed once again that night, the clouds began to appear out of nowhere, the colours began to lend their beautiful tones to the sky and I was like: "There is a paradox in all this, and it's just awesome!" So today, I try to live as slowly as possible, just trying to find all the beauty this fast-moving world can have!
And in Iceland, I find this beauty every day, which is why I love it so much!