I have been thinking of Istanbul a lot recently.
I have been thinking about the beautiful city.
The culture treasure and shopping mecca.
And the transfixing qualities of the place and the people.
Several years ago, when I visited with a friend, we walked, and ate and boated and biked.
And we sat down and watched the whirling dervishes.
They entered a trance as they spun, and it was mesmerizing to watching their skirts and their fluid movements.