This past weekend I had the honor and great pleasure of the company of a former student of mine.....from 30 years ago!! Arzu, from Turkey, was in grade seven at the International School of Belgrade when I taught English as a Second Language. She knew not one single word, but made excellent progress throughout the school year. Sadly, she left Belgrade, along with her brother Cem, at the end of that year. We wrote for a while, then as often happens, especially in the pre-Internet/email era, we lost contact. Thanks to Facebook, I found her again a short while ago. I was so happy when she wrote to say she was coming to Belgrade, "just to see me". And we had a great time. We were teacher-student, now we are friend-friend.
Arzu, I know you're reading this, and I will, will get to Istanbul in the not-so-far-off future, and that's a promise.
Thirty years gone by
Time stands still for
We will meet again