frames for daily talks
daily wishes, which are almost empty, yet habitual.
a canadian friend once asked me how to say thank you in turkish, right after landing to turkey. she said it feels awkward not being able to do so. I reckon, it undoes, challenges the usual order, narrative of things. you realize their weight and emptiness when you are deprived of them, it feels awkward not being able to give the exlamations, expressions at the necessary moments.