We’re visiting friends today. Both my wife and her friend originate from the same region of eastern Turkey. They both married an English Muslim. Both of our families adopted. We both bought modest homes so as not to be saddled with a huge mortgage. We both invested in a place over there, while we could afford it. Seems we’re all aspiring to the same things, dreaming of life when the children finish their education, yearning for a different kind of existence. Interesting how paths converge.