"If you could give one piece of advice to other kids, what would it be?""If someone is bullying you, and you bully them back, then that makes you a bully."

I never ask Ali to stand or pose in a certain way, except to maybe ask him to take a step to the left or to the right. So you can imagine my surprise when he pulled this one out of the bag!
He also took his gift giving to a surprising level yesterday, giving me the following on his way home from work:
1 woolen scarf, 1 beanie, 1 light scarf, 1 beaded bracelet, 1 Turkish ring bread (Simit), 1 persimmon, 1 packet of advent chocolates, 1 gigantic apple and a chocolate bar.


"Sevdiğimiz herkesin, her şeyin anısı olduğu gibi duruyor ve yaşamımızın akşamında yeniden uyanıyor. Evet anılar ölmüş değil, yalnızca uykuda. Ve bunlardan bir hazine toparlamak hiç de kötü değil."

- Vincent Van Gogh, Theo’ya Mektuplar