I found you in faraway Peru even though I come from Asia Minor, where clay
was used as tablets for early writing long ago. I wasn’t looking for you
but suddenly there you were calling out to me. Your twinned being made me
smile and I carried you back to Istanbul, where you now sit in my study.
Sometimes we find our soulmates and are complete, sometimes we want to be
alone but our attachments don’t allow it, sometimes we forget that we belong
to a world where our commonalities, our human love of clay and fashioning
things, reminds us that the simplest and most honest things are a gift.
Ivi Dermanci, 56, graphic designer and singer. Istanbul, Turkey