The soil got thirsty for water, the wind was yearning for the rain and the people were longing for companionship of neighbours… until one day, when the two towns' crowds came across each other at a wedding in the nearby town Thyatira.
A twist of fate encountered a black with a green, and there it was: love at first sight.
Black and blue lightning struck in the Mysian's heart, green forest waterfalls flowed in the Lydian's blood.
They decided to meet half way, at "the dry land".
Everyday at sunset hand in hand, they brought joy and happiness to the abandoned border; one green as green, the other black as black.
They gave back hope to the olive branches.