What had been a source of comfort the past few months, has really brought me down this week. Instead of feasting on the many wonderful memories from past trips, looking through the photos from my trip to Istanbul in 2010 made my heart heavy. I wanted to doodle something on one of those photos, but I ended up writing “I miss everything” on my snapshot of a seagull that I took on one of the Princes’ Islands off the coast of Istanbul.
I feel the weight of the world today. Reading the news is scary and infuriating, and I don’t have anything to say when talking to friends and family on the phone. I’m not motivated to armchair travel, it’s hard to be creative right now. I know this will pass, and I know I’m better off than most. I just wanted to share this. Maybe you’d like to share something you miss especially badly today, too.