There's nothing like a ferry crossing to put you in a meditative mood. The fluttering sound of the wind and the light shimmering off the sea. The gentle sway of the boat and the details of the opposite shore growing more and more detailed. All and all, it was a glorious autumn day in Izmir. The sky was intensely blue with streaks of high clouds. They say it will probably rain tomorrow but at least, today was nearly perfect. The crossing of the bay was a particularly nice moment and it made me feel lucky to be alive.