Creative Non-Fiction Short Stories. :) Travel, Oldsters, Love, and Compassion.
The two postcards I sent from Turkey took about 6 weeks to reach you. So I thought I’d send an update that would show up in Colorado before I do.
Addy is my 5 year old niece, just weeks from her sixth birthday. She came to visit while I was packing my suitcase and I promised we’d take a trip together. When I asked where she’d like to go, she said “Turkey.” Of course. Today, crossing at an Istanbul crosswalk, using my fellow pedestrians as human shields, I thought could be a very long time before we have the chance for such an adventure.
Anyway, Addy my dear. I’ve been having a great time–meeting kind people and practicing my Turkish. Do you still remember the word for butterfly? Kelebek! I knew you’d remember.
Here are a few things I thought you might like to see.
Hope Lucy is still swimming it up! (Lucy the goldfish…yes, Ad, you know that already, but there may be other people reading your postcard.) We’ll have a dance party when I get back, so be ready. Greetings to everyone at home.
Give Nana and Papa lots of hugs–you do have a knack for knowing when someone needs one. Just use your judgment.