A lovely shot taken by Sinem on her recent holiday in Turkey. Hopefully she will add some lovely words to accompany this image, she is currently still stuck (at 22:30hrs) preparing lesson plans for her students, God the life of a teacher. Suby
WISH YOU WERE HERE...
Those we leave behind and those we take with us... Every journey we take, every trip we make involves a farewell, however brief it is, and a hello somewhere else. We leave our home, our possessions, most importantly, our loved ones behind; we bring back, in due course, memories, photographs, gifts.
What happens when you have got two lands to call a home, two people in two different parts of the world to call family?
Then each journey itself becomes an extended farewell. Each journey becomes a purgatory. Each time you pack up your gifts, your photographs, your memories, you leave behind another piece of your heart behind, along with maybe a pair of flip-flops or a spare toothbrush, and broken pieces of your laughter. Each time you leave 'home' to go 'home', farewells become more and more difficult. Hence, you find yourself somewhere in a half-way cabin, in limbo, forever wishing someone was there...
"In that half-way house in the sky,
Between your mother and your lover,
Missing both, missing yourself.
Halfway between salvation and isolation,
In that limbo of abandoned houses
And broken hearts,
In the purgatory of your mind.
Wishing you were home."
Sin (Istanbul-London, 21/08/06)
Words and photography by Sinem
ps. Do apologise for such a gloomy piece for today. :(
"Ars longa, vita brevis."
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