she was surprised at the number of people
who come to watch the aircraft pass by
there were even
two ice cream trucks
one (at least) with a small Turkish flag
poking out of a corner.
some stayed for just a minute
one take-off was enough for them
but others stayed longer
i shot most of a roll of film
standing up near the road
holding the shutter release cable
trying to guess the right moment
as the plane passed over the street light
on its way into the beyond.