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:
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.
12 thoughts on “A Pause”
I have been thinking about you and your family…happy that you are away from what is happening. I hope that it will be settled without harm to the people standing up for what they want.
So do we! At times like this I really appreciate how much we put at stake by setting aside the status quo and striving for something better.
Take care, Siobhan. It’s all a little too close for comfort, I’m sure. I’m glad you found a little moment of peace today. x
The events in Istanbul are always foremost in our thoughts. It was nice to put them aside.
I too have been thinking about you and your family, be safe.
Thanks – we are well out of harm’s way.
The news coming out of Istanbul has not been very good but I’m happy that you and yours are safe or as you put it, “out of harm’s way.”
Thanks so much – let’s hope things will get back to normal soon for those closer to the turmoil.
A sweet example of Life Goes On….
Stay safe – we’re all thinking about you guys.
Thanks — I often thank heaven that I have the kids and the garden to drag me past things that weigh too heavily on my mind!
I’ve been following the news and thinking about you and your family as well. Thanks for the peaceful views of the garden. Let’s all hope thar the situation elsewhere does not worsen.
I’m certainly relieved you are not in the thick of all the drama. We have been following the situation on the news and it does look very worrying. I’m hope things settle down and Istanbul can return to normal xx