I really go to Gümüslük?
As I was saying, you were walking through water
up to your knees. Behind was Gümüslük,
20 minutes' drive away from Bodrum. Approaching
Gümüslük, just after crossing
the ridge at Peksimet with its old windmills,
that spectacular vista was suddenly spread before
you. A valley of citrus gardens, and beyond
the blue sea sprinkled with green islands. Blue,
green and white, those ancient colours, were
exuberantly mingled, as were the scents which
filled the air.
Then the winding road carried you down to Gümüslük,
where the water was so clear that the history
which lay beneath it was visible just beneath
the surface. You were very young. You did not
think of taking off your dark blue clogs. You
pulled up your skirt and began to walk through
the water to the island so that you could look
at Gümüslük from there.
You looked, and what you saw was the past looking
at the present