Today I woke up with big plans: I was going to walk down to Beşiktaş, photograph some markets, hop on a ferry, cruise the Bosphorus, learn Turkish and lose 5 lbs. But then it started raining so I decided to stay in, eat snacks, and do some writing. I set up shop on the couch so whenever I needed a break I could look across the living room, through the large windows, over the rooftops of the neighboring buildings and across the Bosphorus to Asia. There is something about this view, the noises that drift up from the city below, and the way that the light plays off the buildings and water that make not having accomplishing anything today absolutely fine.