Tuesday, May 25, 2010

So if you've a date in Constantinople...

Every gal in Constantinople
Lives in Istanbul, not Constantinople
So if you've a date in Constantinople
She'll be waiting in Istanbul

I met a new friend recently, back around, say, oh, March. hannah's smart, witty, fun and, in general and particular, just a great person to spend time with.

Sadly, the federal government is deporting her tomorrow.

OK, OK, OK, she's not being deported. It only feels like that to me. But she is leaving the country for a while for points in the mysterious East as a representative of the Red, White and Blue.

Istanbul! It even sounds mysterious. And Turkey! ... OK, well, not so mysterious. But still it's the crossroads of East and West, the home of the Hellespont, Troy, two of the seven wonders of the ancient world, and Istanbul, a city that governed not one or two empires, but four.

I wish you the best of luck in your posting hannah, and offer you one of my favorite sentiments as you begin your journey: Fair winds and following seas, my friend.

We'll meet again, don't know where, don't know when
But I'm sure we'll meet again some sunny day
Keep smiling through, just the way you used to do
Till the blue skies chase the dark clouds far away


DC Princess said...

EVERYONE is going to Turkey.

This makes me so so homesick

magnolia said...

yeah, it's rough when friends depart. i am the departing friend myself; i was back in the deep south for a wedding this past weekend, and when i left, it was so much harder to say goodbye to that crew than i thought it'd be. i was so fixated on getting out of the place that i forgot about all the people i'd be leaving behind. sigh...

hannah said...

Thanks for the shoutout and the well wishes, my friend! I haven't known you for long - I can't believe it's only been a few months since Justin integrated me into y'all's group. However, I'm going to miss you all like crazy. Please, please, PLEASE come see me in Turkey, and I'll be back as soon as I can!

carissa said...

Awwww.. I'm sure you will meet again! But on a lighter note, I want to kick you in your face for getting this song stuck in my head! :)

FoggyDew said...

Princess - Apparently, they all must have dates. Any suggestions on what and where to visit?

mags - Ahh, deep south weddings, down where it's hot and moist. Leaving is hard, and it's even harder when you care about the people you're leaving behind.

hannah - when's the off season? Best of luck and remember to send pictures.

carissa - the best way to think of it is from the ending of Dr. Strangelove. Nothing like a couple of nuclear (pronounced "new-cu-ler") explosions to liven up a song.

Brando said...

We'll all be missing Hannah, but glad to have gotten to know her in her time here.

Alice said...

aw man, i had a trip to istanbul scheduled in.. hmm.. 2003 maybe? whenever they had the bombings there? which caused my parents to beg me to cancel the trip, so i did, and i haven't had the opportunity to reschedule it and it has made me sad EVER SINCE.