This question that takes us back to the spiritual—you were influenced powerfully by the great Indian poet Rabindranath Tagore.
Under the Minaret is a compelling essay about an American woman experiencing the mystical dimension on the streets of Istanbul.
“…my mind wandered again to the woman in the road and I felt the tug of eternity. Was it possible my mother had traveled along? I felt the recognition of it open in me. Under the minarets, below the dome of Hagia Sophia, outside the synagogues tucked behind fortified gates, I’d found but failed to see her in a a stranger’s gaze.” (Photo by Timothy O’Brien.)
(Photo ©Timopthy O’Brien)