The Moon Upon the Sea
|Topkapı Saray, Aya Sofya from Galata Bridge, 31 Temmuz 2012|
And the moon threw a bracelet across the sea.The line -- the image, more properly -- still comes to mind every time I see the full moon atop the water. We're nearly there, halfway into Ramadan, these long nights filled with drums and mahya and breezes that hang from us like poorly fitting shirts, but the words that still come to mind first are those from that night in Greece.
I'm not sure what it tells us. Maybe that our experiences in places are never simply of places; that more than anything else, our words lay trails behind us, or maybe stretching out beyond us, shimmering like the moon upon the sea.