A couple weeks ago my professor and I ran into each other and he asked me this:
karadenizde gemilerin mi battı?
“Did you see your ships sink in the Black Sea?”
He said I looked very sad when walking down the campus hill the other day, and wanted to make sure I didn’t have too much on my mind. And all I could think was “wow if I look that sad coming down the hill, how sad do I look going up the hil?” It’s a big hill.
But it boasts a fantastic view of the Bosphorous:
Life has been a tad academic heavy over here, but just a few more weeks and I shall be back home. Tis my goal to make it seem like this Turkish saying is not a reality of my life, because seeing my ships – yes plural – sink in the Black Sea is not an accurate description of my current life, rather the complete opposite no matter how much I am loathing the final push of the semester.
Cheers from someone whose ships have not sunk