A Pause

With the situation in Istanbul worsening by the day*, I thought it might be time for a pause for breath. Here is a little scene from the garden the other day:

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We got in a tractor load of manure from Senol, the dairy farmer that we buy milk from. Kaya and Lulu were on hand to watch. Just an ordinary moment in an ordinary day, but it is hard to forget that things are not so peaceful elsewhere. Then again, I suppose this is true on most days on this Earth.

*There was an interesting commentary on the Gezi Park protests in the New York Times yesterday that is worth a look. Anyone following the situation will know that things have gotten increasingly tense and the police are coming down very hard on protesters and anyone who comes to their aid. Two of the major labor unions have called for a strike and march on Taksim today.