Better Than NewAugust 04, 2014
A recent encounter with a stranger on the street continues to stick in my thoughts. As a bit of an introvert, I generally am not one to start conversations with random strangers. I am even less likely to to do this when traveling overseas. Yet, there I stood on a sidewalk in Izmir, Turkey last month talking with a Turkish man I did not know. To be fair, though, he started it. Unlike the other sidewalk merchants - usually selling food - this man managed to capture my attention.