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Most of the time I'm painting, but on the Mac I'm back
in Istanbul: looking at the dazzling books, & craft

click for a little more detail, though with the glass cases, lights,
etc, the photos give more of an impression only

astonishingly fine details

I love all the variations of how humans write

though Arabic is close to being my favourite
~ if it is even possible to compare ~ 
each says so much about the culture that gave birth to it

Have read about people in pre-literate cultures who could recite
whole sagas from memory ~ but how wonderful to turn a page
from long ago & understand what it says.