First I will finish a thought - the vacation/trip to Turkey pictures:
The trip was about food, history, and the Mediterranean Sea, and as trips usually are, impossible to adequately describe. Summary: Delicious, Overwhelming, Stunning.
And now to other thoughts.
I have become a different person in some ways. What I mean is, I am noticing that I am more ....polarized, maybe that is the word. I like opposite things equally but I have more definite preferences for when I want these things to be present or to participate. For example, I am finding myself more willing to cocoon myself in a small and private world for formerly obligatory events (holidays, for example) but I am quite eager to be very expansive with my borders when there are no knowns - like foreign travel. This is confusing to me a little. I am not unhappy about the changes, just a little mystified.
I am putting this down to ponder. I also am finding myself delighted to spend time with brand new people but have the oddest "nervous-ish inside myself" response to getting started - like hesitating to do the self-introductions but easily move immediately into the storytelling. I am weird about getting in the car to go, but fine once I breach the fortress of the destination door.