Wednesday, September 5, 2007
Dogubeyazit is inundated by 8-14 year old boys selling simple plastic bead necklaces and polishing shoes. Valid, one 9 year old shoe polisher ( also a good singer), played the saz and looked after 4 siblings. He had a beatiful smile and a great deal of dignity. Unfortunately, his photo got erased together with a photo of a man we unanimously decided was the last KGB spy, forgotten in Dogubeyazit.