The Nice Thing About Strangers

Creative Non-Fiction Short Stories. :) Travel, Oldsters, Love, and Compassion.

Intractable Gestures

In those years his father held that a nation could change its way of life, its history, its technology, it’s art, literature and culture, but it would never have a real chance to change its gestures.
–Orhan Pamuk. The Black Book.
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Istanbul.

Istanbul.


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10 comments on “Intractable Gestures

  1. M-R
    June 9, 2014

    Paige … forgive me, but I don’t get it – I mean the relevance of the photo to the quote (or vice versa). Sorry if I’m being thick ! :-\

    • 🙂 No, no, not at all. Probably not a good fit. I’m not very adept at taking pictures of people. I get camera shy on their behalf!
      Pamuk was writing this about the Turkish people, and this was a little crosswalk in Istanbul. I had my eye on the man by the restaurant–the posture of patient-impatience.
      Just tells me I need to travel again to get more photos. 🙂
      Paige

      • M-R
        June 10, 2014

        OK: then my lack of comprehension was due to my ignorance of the author and his work. Have to live with that, eh ? 🙂
        Thank you for being so forbearing !!

      • Not at all, I’ve been hunting my pics for more options… 🙂 It’s great to see when I’ve gone far afield!

      • M-R
        June 10, 2014

        OK, then back to those wonderful vignettes !!!
        (They’re my favourites, as if you didn’t know.)
        Imagine how you’d be if you bowed to everyone’s wishes ! – I think perhaps ‘bonkers’ would be relevant. [grin]

      • Haha, I’ve got a trip to Alaska on my horizon, so I’m expecting a suitcase full of tales up there!

      • I’ve made an update, M-R. How about now? 🙂

      • M-R
        June 10, 2014

        Excellent ! – the three frames let me see immediately that I’m not looking for something specific (as I was before), but simply at the people …

      • 🙂 Good night, my friend! Or good afternoon-into-evening to you!

      • M-R
        June 10, 2014

        Hoo-roo, Paige ! 🙂

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