Silas in Turkey (Magnesia)
After three visits to Turkey in three years I know it will be many years before I see all I want to see. The people I met in the country and small towns were very gracious and generous. I have many stories and memories of "great moments" that contribute to my "good life". I thank the people of Turkey that provided me kindness and generousity during my travels.
As i was driving from Selchuk to Pergamon I saw a wall of old rocks and bricks so I pulled over and ventured into an archeaolgical dig (German students) and wandered around the ruins and fields. As I was filming the area I came across this man resting in a field. He is a goat and sheep herder. He tried to get up to greet me and I motioned for him to sit. I sat beside him and we tried to communicate. He was as surprised to see me wandering in this field as I was surprised to see him. He offered me a cigarette and we smoked. I got a buz because I do not smoke. The next day I returned and gave him this and other photos. We ate lunch under a tree with other goat and sheep herders. I spent the better part of two days with these men-sharing bread, vegetables, olives, and tea.