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Published: October 20th 2011
It’s for days like today, that I do what I do. My only goal was to walk to the İncekaya Aqueduct, an old Byzantine structure that spans the Tokatlı Gorge. With the sun on my face, a cool breeze at my back and good tunes in my ears, I charged uphill for seven kilometers, passing only a handful of people on the way (all of whom smiled and waved at the crazy woman). I was on my own the entire day, free to enjoy the peacefulness of the river, the aqueduct, the bells of the sheep grazing on the hills around me. I had no place to be, and nothing to do – just be.
It’s also days like today when I wonder if I’m crazy, or maybe the only one who’s got the right idea. At just the moment when the road curved to reveal the gorge below, my favorite dance jam came on. I put my stuff down and danced my heart out, right there on the side of the road, on a ledge overlooking a 100-meter drop. It felt good. It felt really good. I live for moments like this. And I’m not sure if it’s basis
for committal, or applause. But, as long as I’m having fun, I don’t care.
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